April 1st marks International Pillow Fight Day

by Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News



NEW YORK CITY — It’s no April fools joke: April 1st really is International Pillow Fight Day.

Pillows were swung and feathers flew, as hundreds of pillow fighters battled it out at Washington Square Park in NYC.

“I heard about it from friends, and it’s the first time I’m doing it,” said TJ Bavelas. “It’s for a good cause and it’s a great, non-violent way to get out some aggression. Good work out and everything.”

For this Filipino-American, it’s like reliving her childhood pillow fights with siblings and cousins at home

“I’ve a lot of energy. I’m 22 years old, but a kid at heart, so I just like to come out here,” said Bea Trias, from Bergenfield, NJ.

The International Pillow Fight Day was held in at least 4o cities across the world; including Toronto, Canada.

Some Canadians vented their pent-up emotions against school, and the US president.

“There is a lot exams going on — and with the whole Trump thing, we kind of want to do pillow fight to, like, express our anger,” said student Zcarna from Toronto. “And that’s where the war paint comes from. Pillow fight!”

Many came battle-ready, with costumes and shields.

From childhood bedrooms to public spaces across the globe, the 8th International Pillow Fight Day is all about trading soft blows with strangers, all in the name of fun.


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