HomeDaily DigestOn This DayTo celebrate 'nothing'?

To celebrate ‘nothing’?

The idea of ‘National Nothing Day’ was first proposed by an American newspaper columnist named Harold Coffin. This day is literally about doing nothing but celebrating life. It started back in 1973, way before humanity was put into a forced pause by the pandemic. But as someone rightly said, “a mind-teaser always occurs to us though – If you are doing nothing, aren’t you doing something, with nothing as the thing you are doing?”

It was in fact ‘Chase’s Calendar of events’ which first printed this day on their yearly calendar, within the list of annual occasions. This day is sponsored by Coffin’s own ‘National Nothing Foundation’, which remains true to its name by having nothing in terms of an institutional framework – not even a website.

Though Harold Coffin gets the credit of being the founder & sponsor of the day, it must be noted that the idea was first brought up by the Mayor of Birmingham, who wanted to celebrate a ‘nothing week’. This was published by the Associated Press back in 1956, 17 years before the day was on the occasions calendar.

In the midst all this nothingness, there’s one more amusing bit of trivia associated with this day. In contrast to a day commemorating laziness as they perceive it, The Realist Society of Canada hit back with the ‘There Has Always Been Something Day’ or ‘THABS Day’.

Talk about Productivity!


Connect with

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read


The Joy of Giving: Make a Positive Impact in the New...

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give Winston Churchill “You gotta see this!” Jorge Moll wrote in...
loving can hurt

Loving Can Hurt

serving others

Serve One Another In Love

unrealistic standards

Being Perfectly Imperfect!

complaining attitude

Life is not a complaint box!

Finding True Peace

Finding True Peace

"no matter what"

I am done!

4 Suns and 1 Light