From Comite International des Pipe Clubs:
Mission, Purpose and Philosophy
We foster links across the globe in honor of friendship and to celebrate the fraternity of pipe-smokers across all borders.
On the special IPSD – once a year- pipe smokers around the world will celebrate the noble art of pipe smoking by using their own piece of art, a pipe made of briar or clay.
We will put into practice old traditions of raising our pipes in toast to each other in unison and share a bowl together.
Today’s hectic environment almost dictates that we run on full efficiency, have total involvement in our work, our families and in every aspect of what we do to survive and achieve in a world set at high speed. With ever changing values it is the intent that The International Pipe Smoking Day will allow us to step back and appreciate our rich historical value. For pipe-smokers and pipe-smoking everywhere the day will be emblematic of our shared values, history, traditions and aspirations.