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National Nothing Day – 2023

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The annual anti-holiday known as National Nothing Day is celebrated on January 16. This day is intended for complete inactivity—not even a holiday celebration—true to its name! It seeks to give Americans a vacation from all that commotion because it follows a season that is heavily populated with holidays and celebrations.

But every seventh year on January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day coincides with National Nothing Day, effectively defeating the point of the occasion.

Unfortunately, since National Nothing Day is not a recognized holiday, businesses and educational institutions are still open.

Journalist Harold Pullman Coffin of the San Francisco Examiner invented National Nothing Day in 1972.

Coffin created this non-holiday because he was sick of different organizations claiming different days on the calendar. He wished to grant people a full National Day during which they could relax and not be concerned with honoring or celebrating anything.

Since it was introduced to Chase's Calendar of Events in 1973, the day has been observed each year (a yearly American publication that includes all events and observances). It is not a federal holiday because it has never been approved by Congress. The National Nothing Foundation, a company Coffin also formed, is the organization that supports National Nothing Day.

Many individuals ponder whether doing nothing is indeed the best course of action when it comes to the concept of doing nothing.

It has generated a lot of discussions. It even sparked the creation of THABS, or There Has Always Been Something Day, by the Canadian Realist Society. They contend that since there was never actually anything, we could never observe Anything Day since there would have always been something.

As you can see, National Nothing Day genuinely prompts individuals to reflect on life and its significance.

But if they take a day off to do nothing, many people feel guilty or sluggish, so this holiday provides everyone with the ideal chance to unwind guilt-free. This is the real significance of this day; it doesn't need to be a brainteaser; it can just be a great day to relax.

How to Celebrate National Nothing Day (Without Actually Celebrating It)

Doing nothing is the ideal way to spend the day. This could imply various things to various people. You simply need to determine what staying still means to you.

You can rest in bed all day long to make up for lost hours of sleep. Take the day off, then spend it lounging about reading or watching television. You can decide not to do any of your tasks on this day, put off doing your laundry until the next day, or order takeout rather than making dinner. The most essential thing to keep in mind on National Nothing Day is that after months of significant festivals, celebrations, events, and gatherings, you don't have to celebrate anything on this day.

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