National Nothing Day

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National Nothing Day in USA in 2025

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Dates of National Nothing Day
2025 USA Thursday, January 16thNational Nothing Day
2024 USA Tuesday, January 16thNational Nothing Day
2023 USA Monday, January 16thNational Nothing Day
2022 USA Sunday, January 16thNational Nothing Day
2021 USA Saturday, January 16thNational Nothing Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of 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. 

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