National Nothing Day is celebrated on January 16 of every year. The day is created to offer a day to Americans when they can just sit without celebrating, honoring anything, or observing. The day is about doing nothing at all on that day. The term Nothing is indefinite, which means nothing or not anything. It means to the person or thing with no importance, interest, or consequence. Nothing Day is not a public holiday, but it is a beautiful day to sit out and celebrate the day without doing anything or observing anything.
History of National Nothing Day
National Nothing Day has been celebrated on January 16 of every year since 1973. The day was proposed in 1972 by Harold Coffin, The American Newspaper Columnist. The day was created with the aim of self-destruction, over satirically reigning in what Coffin studied as a glut of newly entrenched, useless commemorative days. To raise awareness about the day, Coffin’s Nothing Organisation was formed. But up to now, the organization has not conducted a single meeting to raise awareness about National Nothing Day
There is a debate about “Nothing” between philosophers and writers. Philosophers have said that the term Nothing is useless to endeavor because there is nothing like nothing, and to answer that question, one must find nothing. Among physicists, there is a disagreement about the nothing in Outer Space. Some of them said that the vacuum, without anything, is not anything (Even though the vacuum doesn’t have gravity particles, it has some quantum particles).
Other Celebrations on January 16
January 16 is also celebrated as
- International Hot and Spicy Food Day
- Appreciate A Dragon Day
- National Religious Freedom Day
- Blue Monday
How to Celebrate National Nothing Day
Celebrating the day is quite easy by observing nothing on that day. You can learn more things about Nothing and how it features Science and Philosophy. It is also a perfect day to raise interesting questions on the philosophical level. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and much more about the day by using the hashtag #NothingDay.
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