Poem on Your Pillow Day is an annual worldwide celebration of poems written on your pillow. The idea came from a group of enthusiastic people who decided to encourage more people to write poems this way. The day is also a great occasion to read poems by famous and not so famous authors. It falls on the first Tuesday in May.
The story of Poem on Your Pillow Day begins in May 2015 as an event hosted by the online group Tweetspeak. Initially, people left poems on their child’s pillow, sometimes along with a rose flower. Next, hotels got involved in the celebration, leaving nice messages for their guests. Such a cute idea quickly went viral and soon poems on pillows began to be written all over the world!
The holiday encourages everyone to show their creativity. You can give friends, lovers, family cushions on which you will write yourself beautiful lines of famous authors or even come up with a poem yourself, dedicating it to a particular person.
- The first pillows appeared in the ancient Eastern states. At that time they were a wooden stand under the head so that the hair was not spoiled. Our familiar soft pillows appeared in Greece around the 5th century BC.
- There are special orthopedic pillows that are designed to treat problems with the cervical spine.
- The earliest poems date from the 23rd century B.C. Their author was the Akkadian princess Enhedouanna.
How to celebrate
Give a pillow with a poem written on it to your friends, your significant other, or your family. You can use the services of fabric painting. This way, the poem will stay on the pillow for a long time! Try to compose a poem yourself. Dedicate the day to reading your favorite authors and immerse yourself in the world of poetry!
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.
When is Poem on Your Pillow Day celebrated in 2024?
Poem on Your Pillow Day is observed on the first Tuesday in May.