NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — People from all over the world took a slumber party pastime to the streets on Saturday.

In celebration of International Pillow Fight Day hundreds of participants gathered in Washington Square Park at 3 p.m. for a feathery face-off, CBS 2 reported.

Web Extra: 2014 Pillow Fight Day

It was a chance for people to gather in public, take a swipe at a complete stranger, and get away with it.

The event was started as a way to have fun, blow off steam, and say goodbye to winter, organizers said.

“I feel like you’re never too old to have fun so I’m all about unleashing inner child whenever I have the opportunity to,” Nikki told 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten.

Participants were asked to dress as their favorite superhero or villain and to use a soft pillow.

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