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Say Sayonara To Stress On International Pillow Fight Day

March 16, 2009 at 10:13 AM | by | ()

There’s a lot to be stressed out over lately. The media, including us, can’t stop mentioning that the world’s economy is in the toilet. Pilots are smoking wacky tobaccy while you’re stuck in coach, and the long cold winter can’t end soon enough. If you’re like us, you'll need to relieve all that pent up frustration one way or another, and to do that, there's nothing better than pretending that you're six years old. So forget the adult worries and grab your favorite pillow—ninja turtle pajamas are optional.

On April 4 people from all over the globe will convene in town squares to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. From Sydney to Stockholm everyone will get a chance to relieve their stress and anxiety by attacking friends and complete strangers.

The concept is simple, just show up with your pillow and start swinging. Just remember to wash your pillowcase before heading into battle—otherwise the potential for gross out is pretty high.

Don’t worry if you can’t find a place to attend a pillow beat down near your hometown, because you can always host your own. Of course the first rule of the pillow fight club is to not talk about it; organizers feel it’s best not to ask for permission. We’re thinking that’s a good recommendation—who is really going to issue a formal permit to have an organized pillow fight? Helpful tips also include not using public parks, as it's apparently better to stick to public squares or downtown areas. Oh, and most importantly, use soft pillows and clean up your feather mess.

Related Stories:
·International Pillow Flight Day [Official Site]
·Fluffed Objects Of Mass Destruction [Jaunted]
·International Party Time coverage [Jaunted]

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Archived Comments:

I want in..

What a neat idea. I usually wear my PJs all day on Saturdays anyway. Are there any announced pillow parties in any big cities? I'm thinking that scene might be better than a local suburban pillow fight (in which I'm the only one standing in the middle of town with my pillow).