Using your Pyjamas to Celebrate or Protest

Green Onesie Pyjamas to Celebrate St Patrick

Who would have thought that it would become popular for people to use pyjamas to celebrate or sometimes even make a protest? We often notice stories around the world which involve some group fundraising in adult onesies or using pyjamas to celebrate a particular day. Here is an example from America of junior school children relaxing in their PJs to celebrate National Read across America Day, which also happens to fall in Dr. Seuss week. From over in Canada we noticed the use of pyjamas to promote the launch of McDonalds All Day Breakfast. The first 100 customers got custom designed pyjamas and everyone who turned up for the pyjama party got a free McMuffin, hashbrown and coffee – now that’s what you call a night out. Here at home National charity “Young Epilepsy” is appealing to everyone across the UK to back Purple Day on Sunday, 26 March 2017. They are asking the British public to dress in their finest pyjamas during any day of March to raise money and awareness of the condition. Their fundraising director explained “Epilepsy is a complex condition and getting a good night’s sleep can be an important factor in managing it. So although the ‘PJs for Purple Day’ campaign is a fun way to encourage fundraising, it seemed a poignant way to encourage people to get involved too.” On an even more serious note, and across the pond again, we saw some people were wearing pyjamas to celebrate International Women’s Day in Philadelphia. Typical was Nicole Melara who spent the day in her Wonder Woman pyjamas – “I said, ‘Ya know what? I’m just not gonna get dressed,” she said, wearing a white fuzzy dressing gown to keep her warm. With her 14-year-old daughter she was among hundreds of protesters who marched through the City centre last Wednesday evening in honour of International Women’s Day. And you can always rely on the Irish to celebrate. They had their own National Pyjama Day with over 55,000 children taking part across the country last week. Talking of Irish and celebrations, this week, March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day and our image shows one dog from Crufts who is going to use onesie pyjamas to celebrate the wearing of the green.