Friday, January 27, 2012

National Nothing day

National Nothing day is celebrated on January 16th every year. Celebrating National Nothing Day is quite as simple, it is a day for nothing. To describe anything more about the day is anyways going to contradict the day’s purpose . National Nothing Day January 16 has been going on  since 1973, when  national nothing day was declared . There are tons of little-known and quite ridiculous holidays, many of which are officially copyrighted or designated “National Holidays” by Congress. In fact, the month of January has some great odd-ball holidays to celebrate.

This day was first practiced way back in 1973 by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin. The goal of the day is "to provide Americans with one national day where they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything." Coffin found that the special interest groups were laying claims on dates of the calendars so very often that it has become sort of cliché. He felt the need of a day when people should stop thinking about the formalities of the world around and only focus on themselves. So, was born the National Nothing Day in 1972. It was a year later in 1973 on January 16th that the day was celebrated.

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