Video Of The Week — Feathers Explode On International Pillow Fight Day


International Pillow Fight Day 2013 in Paris [Photo Credit: By Rodolphe Breard from Paris, France [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons]

What better way to spend an afternoon than having an old-fashioned pillow fight with total strangers? That, believe it or not, is what thousands of fun-loving adults and children across the world did on Saturday, April 1, which in addition to being Fools’ Day, also happened to be International Pillow Fight Day.

To participate, fighters gathered at predetermined “battlegrounds.” They were armed with fluffy pillows as well as rakes and trash bags to clean up the ensuing mess. The only rules were to hit opponents gently and avoid those that did not have a pillow or were holding a camera. The hour-long chaos, which began as soon as the signal was sounded, continued until all the feathers have been released.

International Pillow Fight Day 2016 – Amsterdam (Photo Credit: By Elzbietazet (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

International Pillow Fight Day, which started seven years ago, is the brainchild of the Urban Playground Movement. The volunteer group’s mission is to organize unique public events that become a significant part of the popular culture. The pillow fight has certainly caught on. This year, residents in over 100 cities, including Washington DC, New York, Sao Paolo, and Istanbul, participated in this fun celebration. Judging from the videos, they all appeared to be a roaring success. In addition to this feather-flying event, the group has also organized mass Capture the Flag games and bubble battles.


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  • brawlstarschamp
    brawlstarschampWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm
    • panda queenFriday, March 8, 2019 at 8:31 am
      I wish I knew about this sooner.That sound's so fun!OMG I so wish I could do that. you should watch dog videos
      • big mac Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:50 am
        so cool
        • unicornTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:39 am
          that is so cool i wish i can do that to
          • GraceWednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8:43 am
            ITS RAINING FEATHERS. You know they have to clean that up
            • the girlMonday, November 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm
              that looks so much fun i wish i can do that
              • imback
                imbackThursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm
                SOUNDS LIKE I CAN'T DO IT ;-; :(
                • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm
                  that looks like so much fun
                  • AWESOME! :DTuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:15 am
                    IT SO COOL I WISH I COULD DO THAT!
                    • HellooooooooWednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm