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National Nothing Day

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When is National Nothing Day? This holiday is always observed on January 16

National Nothing Day is quite simply… a day for nothing. This January 16 holiday is an “un-event”. The expectation is that we do not create or otherwise promote this day. In other words, we do nothing. And, to say anything more would contradict the purpose of this day. Why, those who literally follow the theme for this day cannot even get out of bed. 

Celebrate this day by doing….nothing. Of course, that assumes that doing nothing is okay with your boss.

When we first documented this page, we thought about creating a page with just the title “National Nothing Day” on it…. nothing else. There would be nothing to see, nothing to do. You would be unable to navigate backward or forward….. nothing. Then, our sanity returned. 

How to Celebrate National Nothing Day

Get into the spirit of this special holiday. DO NOT DO HOUSEWORK!

  • When you get up in the morning, do not make your bed.
  • After meals, leave the dishes in the sink Note: You are allowed to put things into the dishwasher. After all, you have to set them down somewhere.
  • There will be no vacuuming, dusting, mopping, or clothes washing and ironing.
  • Hire a maid, butler, and cook for the day. 

Today's Quote

“If you live to be 100 you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” – – George Burns

History and Origin of National Nothing Day

All we know about this day is that it was created in 1973 by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin. Other than that, we understandably found nothing about this day. In keeping with the spirit of this day, the creator was committed to doing nothing instead of documenting this day.

There is no evidence to suggest that Nothing Day is truly a “national” day, which requires an act of congress. Even if it had been proposed to congress, they would have done…. nothing.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.

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