National Pyjama Day

Young girl wearing colorful pajamas, surrounded by stuffed animals, reading a bedtime story in a cozy bedroom setting..
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Hey there, sleepyhead! Are you ready to learn all about National Pyjama Day? Well, get cozy and get ready for some hilarious history and interesting facts about this snuggly celebration!

When is Pyjama Day?

It's national pyjama day on the 24th January.

The Origins of National Pyjama Day

It's time to put on your comfiest PJs and hop into bed because National Pyjama Day is here! This quirky holiday is all about celebrating the joy of wearing pyjamas all day long. Whether you're rocking a classic onesie or a matching set, this is the day to embrace your inner pajama lover.

The origins of National Pyjama Day can be traced back to the internet's obsession with all things cozy and comfortable. People started sharing adorable pajama pictures on social media, and soon enough, the trend took off like a rocket-powered unicorn onesie.

So, when is this snugglicious celebration? Well, according to our vast database of internet history, National Pyjama Day exploded onto the scene on January 24, 2016. That's right, we detected a whopping 752 mentions online, making it the biggest pyjama party the internet has ever seen. It was a wild day filled with flannel, fleece, and a whole lot of bedtime fun!

Pajama Fun Fact

Did you know that the word 'pyjamas' comes from the Persian word 'payjama,' which means 'leg garment'? So when you slip into your cozy pyjamas, you're actually stepping into a rich linguistic history. Who knew bedtime attire could be so fascinating?

History behind the term 'Pyjama'

16th century

Introduction of loose-fitting trousers

During the 16th century, loose-fitting trousers known as 'shalwar' were introduced in India. These trousers were typically made of light and breathable fabrics and were extremely comfortable to wear.

17th century

Introduction of 'Paijama'

In the 17th century, Persian traders brought the 'shalwar' to the Middle East. The Persian term for these trousers was 'paijama,' which translates to 'leg garment.' Paijama quickly became popular among the people in the region due to its comfort and ease of movement.

18th century

Adoption of 'pyjama' by British colonists

During the British colonization of India in the 18th century, the British traders and colonists encountered the 'paijama.' They were fascinated by its comfort, and slowly adopted the term 'pyjama' to refer to these loose-fitting trousers.

19th century

Introduction of 'pyjama' to Western fashion

By the 19th century, 'pyjama' became a part of the Western fashion. British colonists returning from India popularized the use of 'pyjamas' among the European elite. They were initially seen as luxurious garments suitable for lounging and leisure activities.

20th century

Evolution of 'pyjama' as sleepwear

During the 20th century, 'pyjamas' evolved to become synonymous with sleepwear. The comfortable and loose-fitting design made them ideal for sleeping. Different styles and fabrics emerged, catering to different climates and personal preferences.

Did you know?

Did you know that the word 'pyjamas' comes from the Persian word 'payjama,' which means 'leg garment'?


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First identified

29th March 2015

Most mentioned on

24th January 2016

Total mentions


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