Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day


In the early 1900s, people would put pieces of cloth or linen in their larders, with hopes that this would bring good fortune and prosperity, in the form of a plentiful amount of food, as well as fertility. The cloth was usually torn from something in their bedroom, such as a blanket or gown. Eventually, refrigerators began to replace larders. The introduction in 1927 of General Electric's "Monitor-Top" refrigerator—named after the USS Monitor—was the death knell of the larder. The cloth tradition was lost as well until a new take on it came with the creation of Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day years later.

Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day is observed next on Friday, May 29th, 2020. It has always been observed annually on May 29th.

How to Observe

Celebrate the day by putting your pillow on top of your refrigerator for the day. Hopefully this act will help bring you good fortune and prosperity! Take pictures of your pillow on top of your refrigerator, and share them on social media. You could also visit the Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day Facebook page.

Occurrence Patterns

ObservedFirst YearLast Year
annually on May 29th--



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