Happy National Wear Pajamas To Work Day!


Did you know that today (April 16, 2020) is National Wear Pajamas To Work Day?

Admittedly, I often wear pajamas to work… when I’m blogging that is. When I leave for my “real” job, of course I have to wear normal work wear. However, we occasionally have pajama day at school, so students and staff are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Since I normally wear a nightshirt, I have yet to wear my pajamas to my real world job. One day I’d love to get the bunny pajamas that Ralphie received as a gift in the film A Christmas Story. Those would be fun to wear to work.

A lot of people find themselves working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These people are probably getting to experience wearing pajamas while they work for the first time.

Isn’t it nice to not have to get all dolled up, or throw on a suit, to work? Being National Wear Pajamas To Work Day, you should enjoy wearing your safe comfy pajamas all day long. It doesn’t matter if it’s a night gown, footie pajamas, shorts and a tee shirt… whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Many years ago, I had a home business (long before I started blogging). I used to make personalized party favors (candy wrappers, candy bouquets, buttons…). My business was entirely online, with the exception of doing work for friends and neighbors. As a result, I got to wear my pajamas to work every day! It was great. I would get up in the morning and get my kids off to school, then I would work at my desk in my pajamas while enjoying a cup of coffee or two. I miss those days.

Did you know that the first people to wear pajamas were men and women in Turkey, India and Iran. Humm… I wonder what people slept in before the creation of pajamas? I guess a lot of people wore their “birthday suit” to bed. LOL!

Throughout the history of pajamas, none of them were regulated. It wasn’t until 1971 when the Consumer Product Safety Commission created a standard that required children’s pajamas to be fire resistant. I remember always looking for fire resistant pajamas for my own children. I wonder why it doesn’t apply to adult pajamas?

With all the stress related to our world’s current situation, why not give yourself a day to relax and be comfortable – in your pajamas. You can still get your work done from home. If you still go to work in the “outside world,” see if your boss will let you dress down today and wear your pajamas.

Go ahead… enjoy National Wear Pajamas To Work Day! Be sure to tell your family, friends and co-workers to do taht same.

Thank you to TOP Agency for making me away of this fun day.

Check out what others are saying on social media using the hashtag #WearPajamasToWorkDay.

Man working on his computer in his pajamas.


*Although compensated for my participation, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.