CCF is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit. You help support the work of CCF when you purchase from vendors via the links posted on our site.
Home | About | Subscribe | Postcards | Polls | Translate | BookSense | BookCloseouts | Blog | | Contact Us | Add to My Yahoo! RSS feed

 CCF Top Picks
 CCF Kids
 CCF Youth
 Tibbetts' POV
 Book Clubs
 Holiday Favorites

Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us

Home > CHILDREN                           Share this article with others!
National Nothing Day
by staff writer, 01.01.08
Printer-friendly page Printer page
Email this Page Email article

January 16th is National Nothing Day. This un-event was created by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin. It was first observed in 1973. The goal of National Nothing Day is "to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything." 

National Nothing Day is also the theme for our online writing contest. (Scroll down the page until you see the stories listed under contest #200801). The contest is ongoing, with a different first line chosen each month, and is open to kids of all ages The rules are simple: Write a short story using the first line we give you and submit it to CCF.

More links to National Nothing Day:

  • Holiday Insights- tradition, fun, facts and more! - A site with information, and lots more, about every holiday you can imagine.
  • On this Date: a book with day-by-day listing of holidays, birthdays and historic events lists National Nothing Day on page 16.
  • School Library Media Activities Monthly - on page 8 of their PDF January newsletter you'll find mention of this un-event as well as some activities to carry out on that day---though doing anything on this day would defeat the purpose of the day, wouldn't it?
  • Cortez Journal mentions the holiday as well as the fact that this year it falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a major federal holiday.
  • Stress rating begs for day for nothing - Mark Woods, a reporter from the Florida Times-Union writes about how we could all use a nice stress-free day.
Send us additional information you find on National Nothing Day or its creator, Harold Pullman Coffin, and we'll post it here under your name. Also, don't forget to write a 200 words or less story using the first line we give you and submit it to our January online writing contest.


Top of PageTop of Page

Advanced Search
click to subscribe and get the CCF bulletin click to subscribe and get the CCF bulletin

Click to blog image

What's New
The real zoo behind the movie "We Bought a Zoo"
How many types of bikes can you name?
More planets than stars found in the Milky Way
Criminal Penguins - Frozen Planet - BBC One
Inside the White House
Save the Tiger Month
What's the Worst Thing About Being an Astronaut?
Answering 64 Job Interview Questions: General Guidelines
Can you get published if you're under 18?
It was a dark and stormy night
National Nothing Day
Jacquie Lawson's Card of the Month
Maximum Ride
The War of Mirrors
The Kraken: Is this mythical creature real?
Be Ugly in 2007: Find ugly in "beauty"

© 1998-2008 Children Come First. All rights reserved.