Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day - May 9
Thu, May 9, 2024

Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day

Tear the Tags off the Mattress Day is an American holiday calling for tearing the tag off the mattress. Sometimes it states that removing this label is punishable by law, but fear not! This restriction applies to manufacturers. It is celebrated annually on May 9.


What is a mattress tag? It is a small fabric label indicating the material of which the bedding is made, as well as the peculiarities of use and cleaning. Why is it forbidden for manufacturers to tear them off? The reason lies in the observance of consumer rights. Buyers should know what the mattress is made of. This approach also excludes the possibility of counterfeit or sale of another mattress that does not meet the stated requirements. Ordinary buyers can easily tear off the tag. Do it at Tear the Tags off the Mattress Day!

Tags began to appear in the 20th century. At that time, allergenic substances or recycled fabric that might contain bacteria or even bedbugs could be used to make mattresses. The tag confirmed the high quality of the mattress, and its presence was always checked on mattresses that were admitted to hospitals.

Today mattresses are made of hypoallergenic materials, but the tag is still an important part of the product, confirming its quality and informing customers about the characteristics of the mattress and its use.

Interesting facts

  • The first mattresses were in ancient times and were sewn animal skins. Sometimes they were stuffed with straw or wool.
  • Special orthopedic mattresses are used for the treatment of spinal disorders, which have the optimum shape and rigidity, so that the spine does not experience problems in sleep.
  • The first spring mattress was invented back in 1865. The use of foam began in the 1950s.

How to celebrate

Rip the tag off your mattress, if there is one. Do a general cleaning of your apartment, remembering to dry-clean your mattress. If your mattress is already old and worn out, the holiday is a great excuse to buy a new sleeping product.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users what kind of mattress they use?

When is Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day celebrated in 2024?

Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day is observed on May 9 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 9 2024
Friday May 9 2025