Celebrate Pillow Fight Day (Pajamas Encouraged But Not Required)

Heather Chaet

pillow fight dayWhat are you doing there at your desk, reading blogs? Grab the pillows off of the bed, chunk the family in the car and go recreate some of the best moments of the Feather War of 1983 (when you and your brother got grounded for a week). It's International Pillow Fight Day.

Yeah, I didn't know about it either, but it's been an annual event since 2008. Last year, here in NYC, they recorded the largest fight with 5,000 pillow-wielders. Why didn't anyone tell me? Well, so you aren't left out, we've rounded up some details on fights around the U.S., as well as the Rules of Pillow Fight Club, those suggested guidelines for smacking the random dude next to you.

Check out your city's info for particular rules and regulations -- some prefer feather stuffing, while others don't want the feathers to be flying around the good-natured mob. Regardless, there's some basic universal laws for pillow fighting. Here are the rules in Pillow Fight Club:

Rule 1: Don't hit anyone without a pillow.
Rule 2: No smacking someone with a camera.
Rule 3: Be sure to remove all eye wear before the fight begins.
Rule 4: Pummel with pillows in a kind manner, not too hard.
Rule 5: Use soft pillows only.
Rule 6: Remember there will be fighters of all ages, so swing carefully.

There are tons of pillow fights around the country, but here's the 411 on a few:

Atlanta -- Freedom Park, 3:00 p.m.
-- Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, 3:00 p.m.
-- Cambridge Common, 3:00 p.m.
-- Tribute Tower Plaza, 2:05 p.m.
Las Vegas
-- The Arts Factory | Bar + Bistro Patio, 1:00 p.m.
Los Angeles
-- Pershing Square, 2:00 p.m.
New York City
-- Union Square, 3:00 p.m.
-- Clinton Square, 3:00 p.m.
Washington, DC
-- The National Mall, 2:00 p.m.

If your city isn't having an organized pillow fight, don't let that stop you -- gather the brood in the living room, move that coffee table and have at it!

How will you celebrate Pillow Fight Day?


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