National Nothing Day - January 16
Tue, Jan 16, 2024

National Nothing Day

National Nothing Day is an American holiday that allows you to turn laziness from a lack into a way of celebrating. Why keep doing something? You can sometimes relax and unwind, which is why this holiday was created. It is celebrated annually on January 16th.


We owe the creation of National Nothing Day to the journalist Harold Pullman Coffin, who proposed to celebrate such a day every year on January 16th.

Everyone decides for himself how to celebrate the holiday. The meaning of the day is to let people choose their own pastime for themselves, not paying attention to work or any responsibilities.

Get rid of the routine on National Nothing Day, feel the freedom. However, this does not mean that you need to spend the whole day in bed or on the couch watching TV (although this option may seem attractive to someone). Devote a day to your favorite pastime, engage in self-development and so on. Lots of options!

Interesting facts

  • Laziness at work usually occurs in cases where it is necessary to perform monotonous or uninteresting actions. Routine always spoils the mood and motivation.
  • The holiday established by Coffin is a great way to relax, be in harmony with yourself, give rest to the nervous system.
  • The creator of this holiday has a “National Foundation for Nothing”, but it will not be possible to find out more information, since there is not even a website.

How to celebrate

As mentioned earlier, you can devote this holiday to self-development and your favorite pastime. Plus, National Nothing Day is a great way to test your endurance. Try just lying around or not saying a word all day. Check if you have enough.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users how they celebrate the holiday and what they do on National Nothing Day.

When is National Nothing Day celebrated in 2024?

National Nothing Day is observed on January 16 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday January 16 2024
Thursday January 16 2025
Friday January 16 2026
Saturday January 16 2027