Moreholidays January Inane Message Day


National Inane Answering Message Day

Cell Phone

About National Inane Answering Message Day

When is National Inane Answering Message Day? This holiday is always celebrated on January 30

Today is National Inane Answering Message Day, a January 30 holiday. Many people look at the title of this day and think ….huh!!? Some people think it’s a typo, and the day should read “National Insane Answering Message Day”. That’s because sometimes people leave the weirdest and craziest messages.  

Let’s clarify the meaning of an “inane” answering message. We all get them. An inane message is a senseless or meaningless message, spam, or a prank call. Or, it could be literally an insane message. So, National Inane Answering Message Day is a day to end those numerous annoying messages. The trouble is…….how do you do that? 

This is an old holiday that dates back to before cell phones when people had an answering machine attached to their landline telephones. Many of us did not grow up with a physical answering machine, either separately, or plugged into a landline phone. Updated to today’s world, we’re talking about inane voicemail. While technology changes, the messages we receive on our cell phones are as crazy and insane as ever. When we think about today’s inane messages, we think about political, marketing, and scams of all kinds. There’s no shortage of them, and they’re proliferated by mechanized robocalls.  

How to Celebrate National Inane Answering Message Day

  • Leave an inane message on the voicemail of someone you know. However, NEVER leave one on a stranger’s voicemail.
  • Did you dial the wrong number? Make sure you dialed correctly before leaving a message.
  • Use your voice. Contact your local, state, and government representatives urging them to enact stricter legislation on this issue.

Today's Deep Thought

Mr. Rogers did not adequately prepare me for the people in my neighborhood.

History and Origin of National Inane Answering Message Day

Did you know? This is a copyrighted holiday. It was created and is provided, courtesy of the great folks at

If you like National Inane Answering Message Day, you will also enjoy all the wild and crazy holidays in Chase’s Annual Events with CDROM Our research has yet to discover who created this day, and the date it was created.

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.


More About Today

This Day in History

Famous January Birthdays

Flower of the Day: Cactus

Recipe of the Day: Rocky Road Squares

Ecards Send a free Ecard daily for just about any January calendar holiday, occasion, observance, or event. Or, just for the fun of it!

Holiday Insights, where every day in January is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events, and observances, more than one for every day of the year. and many of these holidays are new. People and organizations are creating new holidays regularly. January holidays are no exception. Consequently, at Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.

Please Support Our Site. Shop for: