National Wear Pajamas to Work Day: The April 16 to celebrate the United States since 2004 as their national Comms in Pajamas to Work Day (Engl. National Wear Pajamas to Work Day – often only briefly: Wear Your PJs Day). Given the current lockdown situation, which is forcing many people to work from home, it is certainly a fitting occasion. Reason enough to shed some light on his story with the following lines of the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world . What is it about?
Who started the National Wear Pajamas to Work Day?
The National Wear Pajamas to Work Day goes back to an initiative of the US nightwear label Pajamagram in 2004. In this respect, this day of action is primarily a marketing campaign by the supplier of pajamas.
Even if some of the popular websites and online calendars on the subject of curious holidays and campaign days refer to an unsuccessful research in this regard, I consider this information to be relatively safe (see also the list of further links below).
Why is Come to Work Day in the United States on April 16?
The initiators then immediately provide a suitable justification for the choice of April 16 as the date of the American come-in-pajamas-to-work day. Because in the United States the income tax return (IRS Income Tax Payday) for the working population is traditionally due on April 15th of that year. Against this background, the National Wear Pajamas to Work Day is intended to give all taxpayers and employees in the country an opportunity to work in a relaxed manner. How? By coming to work in pajamas.
Whether there is also a content-related reference to World Semicolon Day , which is being celebrated on April 16 , the International Day of the Voice (English World Voice Day) or the American Egg Benedict Day (Eng. National Eggs Benedict Day) or the day of the orchid (English National Orchid Day), I could not find out in the course of the research for the present article.
Goals and Intention: What is the National Wear Pajamas to Work Day about
The name is of course to be understood programmatically on this curious day of action. Because on the occasion of National Wear Pajamas to Work Day, people should wear their pajamas to work! The initiators assume that most people spent a long time on their tax returns the night before April 16. Good for those who don’t have to take off their pajamas in the morning. Because on the one hand you can sleep longer or you gain some time in the morning to prepare for work.
In short, with all the effort for the tax, you have earned a day when a little fashionable casualness is the order of the day. Whether in the office, in a shop, at home or anywhere else. After all, the initiators have also been able to win over many celebrities for this day of action who have appeared publicly in pajamas (see also the press reports on the official website of Wear Your PJs Day linked below).
With this in mind: A relaxed National Wear Pajamas to Work Day to all of you. Whether in the United States, Germany or anywhere else in the world. 🙂