International Pillow Fight Day - April
Sat, Apr 6, 2024

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day is an international holiday dedicated to pillow fights. This fun hobby is popular in all countries and is enjoyed by children and adults alike. Every year, every first Saturday in April, we get together to have a colorful pillow fight!


The origin of International Pillow Fight Day is not known, as well as the tradition of pillow fights. Many experts believe that this entertainment appeared soon after the appearance of pillows. The mass distribution of this bedding occurred in the 19th century, when the industrial revolution began. Since then, the pillow has become an indispensable element in every home. Before then, pillows could only be found in royal estates.

Gradually the popularity of the tradition of pillow fighting grew. At the beginning of the 21st century, pillow fighting clubs appeared – associations of people who are very fond of this entertainment. The idea for the clubs was taken from the hugely successful 1999 movie, “Fight Club”. Only here, everything is as innocent and sweet as possible. No violence or pain, just soft pillows and lots of fun! Researchers believe that the holiday as a single action began in 2008. Since then, every year people all over the world pick up a pillow to fight with their family or friends.

Interesting facts

  • The first soft pillows began to appear in the ancient world. At that time, straw, cotton and other soft fillers were stuffed into the fabric.
  • Today there is a huge variety of pillows. Special attention should be paid to orthopedic pillows, which are specially designed for people who have various problems with the cervical spine.

How to celebrate

Take a direct part in a pillow fight. Do it with your family members or gather with friends. You can use different pillows (in size and shape) to vary the battle as much as possible!

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they often have pillow fights.

When is International Pillow Fight Day celebrated in 2024?

International Pillow Fight Day is observed every year on the first Saturday in April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 6 2024
Saturday April 5 2025