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It’s coming fellow warriors of nap-time shenanigans, that day where you raise your fluffy pillows high and charge into the streets. Together you will carry your bolsters and duvets, dakimakura and gulls, and bed pillows of all sizes and meet in noble combat with those heretic inhabitants of the wrong side of the bed.

Feathers will fly, the stuffing will scatter like the intestines of slaughtered plushies, and everywhere will shrieks of laughter ring out. Pillow Fight Day is your chance to get out and let your favorite pillows do their worst in a battle royale!

History of Pillow Fight Day

Flash mobs were on the rise, people were gathering everywhere to engage in spontaneous acts of sanity that brought complete strangers together in fun and interactive ways. Pillow fights have probably existed for as long as there have been pillows, but modern technology and a love of the truly absurd have brought them into prominence and popularity never before conceived.

Inspired by the amazing film Fight Club, where men came together to strip themselves of societies identity and reclaim their raw masculinity through bare-fisted boxing, Pillow Fight Clubs started springing up all over the world.

It was small at first, but it continued to grow, with Pillow Fight Clubs starting up in London and Vancouver, San Francisco and New Manhattan, until suddenly in one grand move of solidarity, the World Pillow Fight Day took place in March of 2008.

The world’s largest pillow fight raged in places far and wide, with back-alley brawlers swinging duvet’s in Boston, and ponder being swung in Copenhagen, in Paris decorative pillows were locked in combat as Kissen was bashed into Kissen in Stockholm. Such was the madness that World Pillow Fight Day wrought in every corner of the globe, and countless pounds of stuffing and feathers were spilled in the name of fun.

How to celebrate Pillow Fight Day

Celebrating Pillow Fight Day is right there in the name, organize a massive pillow fight in your corner of the world and join the ranks of the August Order of the Pillow Case!

Challenge your roommates to battle, have your apartment challenge the neighbors to battle, open up a massive street party where all and sundry are gathered together to wage a Pillow Fight Royale!

Pillow Fight Day can be a great chance to make new friends, get rid of old pillows, and just delight in one of youth’s great pleasures! Round One… FIGHT!