Pillow fighters gathered at the National Mall for the annual event.
WASHINGTON — Pillow fighters are encouraged to gather at the Washington Monument on Saturday for International Pillow Fight Day. The annual event will be held 2-4 p.m.
The organizers of the pillow fight day say prospective pillow fighters should meet on the National Mall and on the rectangular plot of grass facing the World War 2 Memorial.
Organizers say to keep the following pillow protocol in mind:
Please note while the event has evolved over the years, it is asked that there be a “prank” aspect of the pillow fight, so try to hide pillows when arriving at the Mall. If a pillow can’t be hide, come up with a clever answer as to why the pillow is being carried around (i.e. wanted to take a nap while out, it’s the chic thing to do and that’s why everyone else here is doing it).
Wait until the signal to begin.
The event is free and appropriate for all ages.
Swing pillows lightly as the D.C. event has the most children involved.
It is recommended that children play outside the main pillow crowd.
Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
Remove glasses beforehand.
Down pillows should be left at home because the less pillows burst, the easier the clean up.