International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day is a holiday observed on the first Saturday in April and celebrated by people all around the globe. It’s a day for people to put their cares behind them and engage in a bit of childish fun. Children have enjoyed pillow fights since the invention of pillows, and now it’s time for adults to join in the fun.

So, let’s all grab our favorite pillows, gather a group of friends, and have a nice pillow fight! Oh, and don’t forget to bring some snacks. After all, pillow fights can really make you hungry.

The History of International Pillow Fight Day

Believe it or not, International Pillow Fight Day began as a commemoration of the movie Fight Club. After the movie’s release, men started forming Pillow Fight Clubs in cities around the world.

This holiday grew out of that movement and has now become an international holiday. Of course, people no longer have to join these fight clubs to enjoy the holiday. People can organize their own.

Some Quick Facts About Pillows

You can’t talk about Pillow Fight Day without mentioning pillows, so we decided to list some fun facts about this sleep accessory. Without further ado, here are some great pillow facts:

  • Pillows were invented in ancient Mesopotamia approximately 9,000 years ago. Unfortunately, they were made of stone.
  • In Medieval England, men rarely used pillows, and only women in labor used them.
  • Feather and down pillows should be replaced every 5 years.

Observing International Pillow Fight Day

Grab some friends, some snacks, and make sure there are plenty of pillows around. Once all of that is assembled, it’s time to enjoy some good old-fashioned pillow fighting. Just make sure that you don’t take the pillow fights too far.

There’s no need to go overboard and cause injuries. Also, it’s probably a good idea to spread the word about this holiday by using the hashtag #InternationalPillowFightDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 5 Saturday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
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