National Nothing Day

National Nothing Day

Each year on January 16, people across the nation observe National Nothing Day.

National Nothing Day was created as a day to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything.  (National Day Calendar only reports the “Days”, sometimes they may contradict themselves. )

National Nothing Day is sponsored by Coffin’s National Nothing Foundation, registered in Capitola, California.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January which means that one-in-seven January 16th’s will fall on the same day as National Do Nothing Day, effectively usurping the nature of National Nothing Day.



National Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin.  This day has been observed annually since 1973.

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