Important Days

National Nothing Day 2023

Every year, National Nothing Day is observed on January 16 in the United States since 1973 in order to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honouring anything.

  • National Nothing Day is an “un-event” proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin.
  • In the United States, the 3rd Monday of every January is inaugurated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day which falls between the 15th and 21st.
  • In 1956, the Associated Press broadcasted the proclamation by the Mayor James W. Morgan of Birmingham, Alabama of a “National Nothing Week” to be observed 26 February through Friday 3 March.

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