January 16 — [same date every year]
A day to celebrate nothing was created in 1973 by San Francisco Examiner columnist Harry Pullman Coffin to be the ultimate unevent that would “provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything.”
Coffin died in 1981. The day he created continues now under the sponsorship of Coffin’s National Nothing Foundation, Capitola, California. It is listed each year in Chase’s Calendar of Events.
From the local DMC in Pembroke Massachusetts
Wife asks husband one morning what he is going to do that day. Husband says he isn’t going to do anything.
Wife says, “That’s what you said yesterday.”
Husband says, “I didn’t finish.”
Thanks to Al Radin, Pembroke DMC, for this
In The Guardkan: ‘Five reasons why we should all learn how to do nothing”
More Nothing Days
Except for this one:
Visit Nothing Arizona on National Nothing Day?
Nothing, Arizona was established in 1977, abandoned in 2005. At its height, it had a population of 4. It had a gas station and a convenience store.
“Nation Nothing Day” on Wikipedia
“National Nothing Day” on The Xenohjistorina Weblog
“Nothing, Arizona” on Wikipedia
“There Is Nothing in Arizona” on Amazing Planet
“Celebrating lack of achievement” by Tom Colls, BBC Today programme 2008/12/26