National Nothing Day

Really? I heard this on the ‘news‘ this morning and had to look it up because I just couldn’t believe we have sunk this low. 🙂

Designated January 2018 Daily Holidays:

1  National Hangover Day
1  New Year’s Day
2  Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3  Festival of Sleep Day
3  Fruitcake Toss Day
3  Humiliation Day
4  National Spaghetti Day
4  Trivia Day
5  National Bird Day
6  Bean Day
6  Cuddle Up Day
6  Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings
7  Old Rock Day
8  Bubble Bath Day
8  Male Watcher’s Day
9  Play God Day
10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day
10 Houseplant Appreciation Day
10 National Take the Stairs Day
10 Peculiar People Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
12 National Pharmacist Day
13 National Pharmacist Day
13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
14 Dress Up your Pet Day
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
15 National Hat Day
16 Appreciation a Dragon Day
16 National Nothing Day

I have to stop typing here because after a lousy night of sleep it is making me crazy. When I looked this up, I could not believe the number of sites and phone apps listing these days so you won’t miss even one of them.

How do these daily ridiculous holidays hit you? I feel like they detract from the real and important holidays like Feast of the Epiphany or Martin Luther King.

In a neighboring NH town, they have recently changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. If this wasn’t a ‘G’ rated blog, I’d say something besides what the heck. Do we really need an Indigenous Peoples’ Day? If we have only now come to the conclusion that Columbus was a slug, just cancel the holiday – take it off the calendar. Done. Finished.

While looking this info up, I had to laugh that March 17 is National Quilting Day. Sorry, March 17 will always be St. Patrick’s Day to me.

Two rants in one month? I think I need a nap or maybe a cold beer and then a nap plus no ‘news‘ the rest of the day because it is dangerous to my emotional health. 🙂

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51 Responses to National Nothing Day

  1. How did I miss Bittersweet Chocolate Day? Who thinks these things up?

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  2. ortensia says:

    really???????

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    And just when I think I’ve heard it all. Ridiculous is right. If it weren’t so pathetic, it would almost be funny. Almost! Apparently we have sunk this low. Good grief.

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Let me declare it National Judy Day. Let all Judys rant, nap, and imbibe to their hearts delight 🙂

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  5. quilt32 says:

    I personally just recognize the important holidays and, of course, birthdays … which can be weird on a day like today when I’m remembering a cousin’s birthday and she’s been dead for over 40 years.

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  6. atticsister says:

    When I owned a tearoom, we celebrated so many different National Food holidays in an attempt to get folks talking about our cookie, scone, muffin, etc. The idea of looking up other national holidays never came to mind….don’t know why but whatever! Thanks for highlighting another thing for me to be disappointed in our governing bodies. Seriously, do we really need a Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends day in January?

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  7. Laurie Graves says:

    Silly, for sure. But I think we should keep March 14th as pie day. 😉

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    • Pie day could be every day for me. 🙂 You stay warm as that weather heads your way. We are suppose to get an inch of snow here in SC tomorrow. What a winter. 🙂

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      • Laurie Graves says:

        I am so with you on pies. It has been one crazy winter. I’m a native Mainer and have lived in Maine for most of my 60 years. Let’s just that the winters are getting stranger and stranger. Below zero one week and 50 degrees with rain the next. What. The. Heck.

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  8. joyroses13 says:

    Think of Dr.Seuss and Smile! 🙂
    A Dr.Seuss day would make a lot more sense than a lot of these days!

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Appreciate a Dragon Day! Maybe I can get my husband to watch one episode of Game of Thrones with me? Haha!

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  10. Sandra says:

    you would not want to hear my rant on all these days, i will spare you that. we need a national day that every one does what is right, just one day. the only holidays i ever paid any attention to were the Chrismtas, Easter, New years, 4th of July and Valentines when i was in school. now hubby and i ignore all holidays and are very happy. my first son was born on Valentine day and the other on Georgi Washington birthday. I say piffle on all holidays,

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    • I don’t think you’re alone in your feelings towards holidays. I have a relative that when the Christmas stuff comes out the end of August it makes her ballistic. They have created so much of this that it dilutes the beauty of the important ones. And, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we did what was right for a day – maybe treat all people like we want to be treated. 🙂

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  11. Donnalee says:

    Some days are just–dare I say it?–National Rant Days. Enjoy your festivities guiltfree!

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  12. Joyce says:

    LOL I do see the humor in it, but bottom line is that some people have far too much time on their hands! Now, if only they would use it to volunteer with an organization that legitimately promotes a cause (food pantry, animal shelter, meals on wheels) instead of trying to “entertain” us with this nonsense!

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  13. tonytomeo says:

    Well, at least some people are trying to make their own weird days, instead of hijacking the important holidays of others. It would be nice if there was a day for everyone to get drunk and barf in the streets downtown to celebrate a fat guy in a red suit landing his reindeer powered convertible on the roof and coming down the chimney with a bag of gifts to leave under a humiliated and decorated murdered conifer. . . Or a day to hunt for colored eggs hidden by a creepy and maniacal rabbit. . . Leave my important holidays out of it.

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  14. Dawn says:

    Your ‘rant’ brightened my day, Judy! I can’t believe that I missed Houseplant Appreciation Day. I hope that I watered my plants on that day. 🙂 There are enough days to keep us cardmakers busy forever! Sending warm hugs! ♡

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  15. Eliza Waters says:

    I think the 10th was my day 😉 As with all things, one must take such things with grain of salt.

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  16. News is ruining our peace and quiet. It even sneaks into my dreams.

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  17. joey says:

    Afraid I missed bubble bath day…
    I agree, bit of a distraction, although I’m always glad when it’s taco day or ice cream day. I need a nothing day, and I shall have it soon.
    Yes, let’s toss Columbus Day into the sea!

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  18. germac4 says:

    I like bubble bath day too! Enough with all the rest!

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  19. Ogee says:

    Darn…I thought Bittersweet Chocolate Day was EVERY DAY! Enjoy the cold beer and nap…they have driven you to drink!

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  20. Oddment says:

    I love your blog posts! And I love the comments! I do not love insomnia, and with this sentiment comes sympathy — sleep loss messes with everything. As to all these specialty days, I think they are goofy and we need this kind of goofy in our lives, and not just elected goofies or celebrity goofies or pundit goofies. Furthermore, I think a good rant — not to be confused with a tweet — is healthy for ranter and audience, so thank you! (And there’s my rant.)

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  21. National Nothing Day…oh, Geeze, I really have Nothing ( ha) to say about that!

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  22. KerryCan says:

    I hereby declare today, January 17, National Cold Beer and A Nap Day! I will be celebrating appropriately–will you?

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  23. Sherry says:

    It sad what has happened to our nation. I will always remember the true Holidays. Sad thing is my grandchildren and great grandchildren won’t.

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  24. Dan Antion says:

    “If we have only now come to the conclusion that Columbus was a slug, just cancel the holiday – take it off the calendar. Done. Finished.”

    Judy, let me know when you run for office. I will vote for you, several times.

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  25. Norm 2.0 says:

    Take it from someone who knows Judy, from time to time a good rant can be very therapeutic for the soul 😀

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  26. RuthsArc says:

    Wow, what a list. And you missed out International Kiss a Ginger Day on 12th.

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  27. It seems to have become fashionable to have a day for everything. Perhaps every day should be Speak Nicely to Everyone Day.

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  28. Val says:

    Haha! In my home I think ‘Peculiar people day’ happens every day!

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  29. hungrytommy says:

    Perfect that humiliation day is the same day as fruitcake toss day because if you are doing the second well..

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