International Pipe Smoking Day is such a special thing — an entire day dedicated solely to the enjoyment of briar and leaf. Since its introduction back in 2008, pipe smokers from all around the globe have come together on February 20th to celebrate this most unique of holidays, and it's all because of you. IPSD was born from your passion, your enthusiasm, your drive to make this hobby so much more: a link to the past, to tradition, to our roots. And we can't thank you enough for that, for making pipe smoking a living, breathing community spanning multiple generations and all walks of life.
So in anticipation for International Pipe Smoking Day 2017, we wanted to share some of our stories with you. We asked a bunch of people around the office to share what pipe smoking means to them through the following questions:
- How did you start smoking a pipe?
- What's your favorite thing to do while smoking a pipe?
- What does the pipe smoking community mean to you?
You can find our answers in the short video above, but as you wrap up your own IPSD celebrations, I encourage you to think about how you might answer these questions yourself. Can you find any similarities in your own narrative? Feel free to share your story with us in the comments section below. After all, today is all about you, my friends. We're just grateful to be a part of this thriving and inclusive community.
On behalf of everyone here at Smokingpipes.com, I would like to wish each and everyone of you a happy International Pipe Smoking Day!