NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY
Each year on April 16th, National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day allows us a reprieve after meeting a late-night deadline shuffling receipts, and adding columns to file our taxes.
While some people call this day “the best holiday of the year,” it was created for fun. Wearing pajamas to work creates a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere especially for those accountants, tax preparers, and last-minute filers. Wearing pajamas offers a little relief from the nailbiting and stress that often comes with filing taxes. The day helps to let go of the anxiety and offers a few more minutes of sleep for those who pushed the deadline to the limit.
Appropriate styles of pajamas would include tops and bottoms, of course. Wear the cozy flannel or snazzy silk. Cotton always breathes so well, too. Cartoon characters are always fun. But, be sure to cover your feet, too. Slippers or other footwear are required.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY
- Wear your favorite pajamas to work.
- Make a party of it and coordinate with coworkers.
- Don’t forget your fuzzy slippers and robe.
- Award prizes to the one who wears it best.
- Give a gift of pajamas to your tax preparer to show your thanks, even if that person is your dad or a close personal friend.
- If you work from home, this is a prime opportunity to wear your pajamas and invite the rest of the world to enjoy the comfort of dressing down for the day.
- Take group photos and post them use #WearYourPajamasToWorkDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY HISTORY
In 2004, Pajamagram launched a campaign celebrating Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day as a reward for the late nights working on taxes.
Q. Where does the word pajama come from?
A. The word pajama or pyjama comes to English by way of Persia. The word is derived from a garment known as a leg garment (pāy meaning leg and jāmā meaning garment). It found its way into the Hindi language where it was later adopted by British colonists during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Q. Is there a world record for wearing pajamas?
A. Yes! According to Guinness World Records, the largest gathering of people wearing pajamas took place in Shantou, China where 1,879 people from the Guangdong Hongxing Industrial Co. wore their pajamas on October 9, 2015. One of the requirements was that they wear a one-piece pajama. The previous record took place in Milton Keynes, UK where 752 residents wore their one-piece pajamas on November 5, 2013.