About National Nothing Day
Nothing is really more of an anti-holiday than anything else. On January 16th you’re supposed to celebrate exactly what it says on the label — nothing.
National Nothing Day is an "un-event" that was proposed in 1972 by the columnist Harold Pullman Coffin and has been observed annually on 16th January since 1973.
No, that doesn’t mean you need to embrace the howling void of oblivion. If you observe this holiday, you just don’t get to celebrate any of the other illustrious holidays that share the date with it, like National Teachers’ Day.
Pullman Coffin intended "to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything." and though other events have been listed on this day, lighthearted traditional observance of Coffin's idea has continued.