January 16, 2021

National Fig Newton Day

Fig Newtons are a Nabisco trademarked version of the fig roll, a pastry (not a cookie) filled with fig paste.

National Religious Freedom Day

Each year, the President declares January 16 to be Religious Freedom Day. The day is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the statute that became the basis for the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans.

National Nothing Day

Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin. It has been observed annually on January 16 since 1973. Its purpose is to provide Americans with one National day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything.