Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day on May 29 is aimed at those who can easily sleep with their windows open on a frosty night. This strange, fun, and unusual event will cheer you up and clarify your thoughts. It is based on ancient customs, which seem crazy to any modern person accustomed to comfort and a warm bed.
Pillows have existed since the time of the Mesopotamian civilization. Beds were solid, made of stone. It sounds amazing, but this was an effective method that protected ancient people from insects crawling into their ears or nose. In Ancient Egypt, pillows were marble, wood, or baked clay. Textile goods first appeared in Ancient Greece: cotton and straw were used. These pillows were similar to their modern equivalents, but remained the privilege of wealthy citizens for a long time. After the industrial revolution, pillows became widespread, helped by mass production.
Pillows are not only an essential part of everyday bedding, but also a noticeable decorative element capable of transforming a bedroom or living room.
- Various types of fabrics are used to create pillows: linen, velvet, cotton, chintz, and densely upholstered tapestry.
- Manufacturers make pillows for different parts of the body: the head, legs, and back. Orthopedic products are popular; people use specialized products to avoid pain in their back or legs after a hard day’s work.
- Down pillows should be replaced after 5 years, synthetic pillows after 2 years, and they need to be washed according to the manufacturer’s instructions attached to the product.
The tradition of putting a pillow on the refrigerator dates back to a recent period when it was customary to put new bed linen in the pantry for good luck.
When is Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day celebrated in 2023?
Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day is observed on May 29 each year.