Mon Jan 16th

National Nothing Day

People from around the country observe National Nothing Day each year on January 16th.

The Days were chosen to give Americans with one National Day when they can simply sit without celebrating, observing, or acknowledging anything. (TEAM$ only records the Days, although some may contradict themselves.)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday of January, meaning that one-in-seven January 16th's will fall on the same day as Nothing Day, effectively usurping the essence of Nothing Day.

Although it's a good day to celebrate nothing at all, we suppose putting nothing in a glass and setting it on a table would suffice for the celebration. Every January 16th, you can leave your diary page blank. Also, don't worry about marking anything on the calendar on the 16th. It would be interesting to see what would happen if you sent a blank email on January 16th. "There's nothing here," you get as many replies as you say.

Wrap an empty box for people whose birthday is on January 16th. That should lead to a no response appropriate for the occasion.

"What are your plans today?" you should certainly say, "Nothing." When asked, "What are your plans, today?" your answer should clearly be, "Nothing." What else would your answer be on a day like today? Now that we think about it, "Nothing" works well as an answer when recognizing the time of day.

Q: What is for supper?

A: Nothing

Q: What are you reading?

A. Nothing. (Even if you're clearly reading something) (Even if you're clearly reading something.)

Q. What is your homework assignment?

A. Nothing. (As you're doing your homework, you're doing it.)

Q. What are you drinking?

A. Nothing. (As you sip on the best non-fat latte ever,)

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National Nothing Day was introduced by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin in 1972. The day has been observed in all its naughtiness since 1973. The National Nothing Foundation of Coffin is a non-profit organization that is registered in Capitola, California, and it is sponsored by the National Nothing Foundation.

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