When is National Wear your pajamas to work day? Always April 16th!
Note: We also found reference to this day as being celebrated on April 18th, but most say that April 16th is the actual date of this holiday-
Why was this holiday created?
This holiday was created to help relieve stress after income taxes are due.
Whooah what kind of holiday is this?
Now this is a holiday I think everyone would love to celebrate. In fact it's a holiday that many work places allow to take place- You see this holiday takes place the day after your taxes are due and since everyone has had a tiring week of doing last minute taxes; it's time to relax and unwind by enjoying a day of sitting around in our pj's in comfort- So let's relieve some stress today and laze around in our pajamas!
Origin of this Holiday
This holiday is an American holiday celebrated each and every year on April 16th.
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. In fact we even found a website titled www.nationalwearyourpajamastoworkday.com but we didn't find out if this website is the creator of this holiday or not- either way it's where you can celebrate the best holiday of the year and see photos of how others celebrate this holiday too!
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
How is this holiday celebrated?
- By wearing your favorite pajamas to work! On this day it's traditional to drink coffee and eat cake- It's also perfect to snack on easy bowl foods like m&m's, popcorn or trail mix all day long as well-
Definition of Pajama: "Pajamas, also spelled pyjamas (see also spelling differences) can refer to several related types of clothing. The original paijama are loose, lightweight trousers fitted with drawstring waistbands and worn in South and West Asia by both sexes. In many English-speaking nations, pajamas are loose-fitting, two-piece garments derived from the original garment and worn chiefly for sleeping, but sometimes also for lounging, and also for doing housework! also by both sexes. More generally, pajamas may refer to several garments, for both daywear and nightwear, derived from traditional pyjamas and involving variations of style and material."
Material: "Pyjamas are usually loose fitting and designed for comfort, using softer materials such as cotton or the more luxurious silk or satin. Synthetic materials such as polyester and Lycra are also available."
Designs and patterns: "Pyjamas often contain visual references to a thing that may hold some special appeal to the wearer. Images of sports, animals, balloons, polka dots and other things may all be used to decorate them. Pyjamas may also be found in plainer designs, such as plaid or plain gray, but when worn in public, they are usually designed in such a way that makes their identity unambiguous."
Custom: "Pajamas are usually worn with bare feet and often without underwear, although these vary by personal preference. They are often worn as comfort wear even when not in bed, and are also sometimes worn as a fashion statement. In North America, some people (mainly young females) have started to wear pyjama pants in public as fashion. In China, it is not unusual in the late afternoon or evening, to have adults wear their pyjamas in public around their local neighborhood. In Ireland Pajamas are worn in Public by Skangers often in their teens and are noted for loitering around public places and anti-social behavior."
History: "The word "pyjama" was incorporated into the English language from Hindustani language. The word originally derives from the Persian word پايجامه Payjama meaning "leg garment."
"According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, "They were introduced in England as lounging attire in the 17th century but soon went out of fashion. About 1870 they reappeared in the Western world as sleeping attire for men, after returning British colonials brought (them) back ....""