National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

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Everyone loves their cozy pajamas, whether you’re a fan of the footsy pajamas or opt for shorts and an oversized t-shirt, pajamas tend to be the comfiest clothes we own. Cotton or silk, pajamas are our go to outfit when we need to relax. Kids have Wear Your Pajamas to School days, where students are allowed to wear their nightwear to school for the day.

Pajamas Work Day

Just think of how nice it would be if we adults were allowed to do the same thing at our office once in a while. Thanks to National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day we can!

What is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day?

The holiday is in mid-April and is an extra welcome way to wrap up the tax season. It celebrates warmth, comfortableness and gives everyone at the office a chance to relax a little and have fun. Especially if your job is a high stress job, this is the perfect day for you and your coworkers to relax! All the stress that comes from working needs a counter, and this holiday is one of those counters. Many companies even take this holiday as an opportunity to help their employees recharge.

The History of National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

People have been wearing pajamas for a couple centuries now but it’s only recently a holiday was created to celebrate our nightwear. In 2004, the company Pajama-Gram created this holiday to help reward everyone who stayed up late to file their taxes by the deadline.

When Is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day?

This holiday falls on the best possible day every year – April 16; the day after the tax deadline. Everyone is in need of a little breather and some stress relief so what better way than wearing your pajamas to work?

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day Dates

This year National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day is celebrated on Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024

Year Date Day
2024 Apr 16 Tuesday
2025 Apr 16 Wednesday
2026 Apr 16 Thursday
2027 Apr 16 Friday
2028 Apr 16 Sunday
2029 Apr 16 Monday

How to Celebrate

The proper way to celebrate would be to wear your pajamas to work but make sure they are within dress code and your management is ok with you showing up in pajamas for the day. Don’t forget your footwear, whether they are slippers or sandals, something needs to be on your feet regardless of outfit! Get your whole office involved with a competition for best dressed: pajamas edition. Above all, have fun and relax a little! That is what the holiday is all about after all.

Why We Love National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

What isn’t there to love about the day? It’s a day dedicated to fun and relaxation, getting ready in the morning will be a breeze, you’ll be comfortable all day and able to relax no matter what the workday throws at you.


National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day is a young holiday but one that our busy, stressed-out generation needs. It was created for fun and to give employees the opportunity to destress a little at work. Celebrate by wearing your pajamas to work for the day, whether you’re working in an office or at home.


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