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International Pillow Fight Day – April 1, 2023

International Pillow Fight Day is a global event that takes place every first Saturday in April and is celebrated in numerous locations throughout the globe. This year, it takes place on April 1. Pillows are being fluffed and prepared to fight a soft war on this day all around the world, from Hong Kong to Seattle to Texas to London. It’s completely free, and everyone is urged to attend with their families. Pillows will be sold in several places, with all revenues going to help the homeless. You may either participate in the pillow battle or watch from the sidelines.

History of International Pillow Fight Day

Even though pillow fights have most likely been around for as long as there have been pillows, modern technology and a desire for the bizarre have elevated them to levels of popularity and importance that were before unimaginable. Flash mobs were on the increase, and people were congregating all over the place to participate in spontaneous acts of insanity that brought total strangers together in a joyful and participatory manner — bringing them all together in one place.

Pillow Fight Clubs were born out of the phenomenal film “Fight Club”— in which a group of guys banded together to divest themselves of society’s identity and recover their raw manhood via bare-fisted fighting, and have since spread around the globe. Even though it began modestly, “Pillow Fight Clubs” began popping up in cities such as London, San Francisco, and New York City, eventually leading to the establishment of the World International Pillow Fight Day — which took place in March of 2008 a major gesture of unity.

International Pillow Fight Days have been observed annually since then by people all around the world. As a result, we can disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. World International Pillow Fight Day was observed in every corner of the globe, with hundreds of pounds of stuffing and feathers spilled in the name of fun. After the feather had settled, everyone involved understood that the operation would have to be repeated every year until the world’s cushion supply was depleted.

International Pillow Fight Day timeline

2000
W.W.E. Stages Pillow Fight Matches

“Wrestling Entertainment” (W.W.E.) organizes pillow fights between female wrestlers — who were called ‘Divas’ at the time.

2007
Pillow Fight League Held in Bars

A Pillow Fight League — according to “Reuters” — runs in Toronto pubs, where female combatants with stage personas are pre-selected and paid in small amounts to perform regular, unscripted battles.

2008
The First World Pillow Fight Day

In the United States, the inaugural World Pillow Fight Day is organized by “Newmindspace” — a nonprofit founded by two University of Toronto students.

2021
Pillow Fight Championships are Live-Streamed

“Gladiatrix L.L.C.” broadcasts its second full-card of the “Pillow Combat Championships” event live.

International Pillow Fight Day FAQs

What are the rules of a pillow fight?

The fighter can only attack with a pillow. Leg drops, submission grips, punching, and other moves are strictly forbidden during the match.

Can a pillow knock you out?

Injuries are uncommon since pillows are typically soft. A pillow’s weight may still throw a young child off-balance, particularly on a smooth surface like a bed, which is a popular venue.

Are pillow fights real?

Pillow fights have long been a part of many children’s lives throughout the globe, and they’re now a part of professional sports as well.

International Pillow Fight Day Activities

  1. Join in a pillow fight

    You can plan to join or organize your pillow fight to celebrate this day. Visit the pillow fight day website for further information if you'd want to get involved or organize your own pillow fight.

  2. Donate to the homeless

    You can celebrate International Pillow Fight Day by donating to the homeless. By donating pillows we can rest assured that they will keep the head aligned with the neck and backbone during sleep.

  3. Share on social media

    Create awareness by posting on social media using the hashtags #PillowFight and #InternationalPillowFightDay. Encourage others to do so as well.

5 Fluffy Facts About Pillows

  1. The very first pillows were hard

    Pillows were first used in Ancient Mesopotamia about 7000 B.C., unlike our modern pillows, these old pillows were hard and made of stone.

  2. Modern pillows come in various styles

    With so many varying shapes, sizes, materials, and patterns available, it may be challenging to identify the different sorts of pillows, they may, however, be divided into a few fundamental types, such as toss pillows, cushions, bolsters, and standard bed pillows.

  3. Pillows are used for more than sleeping

    The primary function of pillows, which is to offer support while sleeping, remains unchanged, however, some are now used for decoration.

  4. Pillows have a set lifetime

    The longevity of a cushion varies depending on the material used, pillows made of feathers and down may survive for five to 10 years, and two years for polyester pillows.

  5. Some pillows are beneficial to your health

    Pillows, in general, provide comfort and support to your head and spine as you sleep; however, herb-infused pillows, temperature-sensitive pillows, and magnetic pillows provide additional health benefits.

Why We Love International Pillow Fight Day

  1. Pillow fights are fun

    Pillow fights are an excellent way to have fun and alleviate stress from everyday life. Pent-up enthusiasm, energy, and stress are released healthily as the players (re)discover the mischief of their childhood.

  2. Pillow fights help with bonding

    Pillow fights are an excellent way for you to bond with your partner, kids, or friends. The legendary game brings the players together in a relaxed and energized atmosphere

  3. Pillow fights help teach strategy

    Having pillow fights can be a great way to teach your kids how to develop strategies. We love this!

International Pillow Fight Day dates

YearDateDay
2022April 2Saturday
2023April 1Saturday
2024April 6Saturday
2025April 5Saturday
2026April 4Saturday
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