When is Opposite Day? This holiday is always observed on January 25
Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy January 25 holiday when everything you say, do, see, and hear is the opposite. Look into a mirror. You are looking at your opposite image. If you say go left, you mean to go right. When you say look up, it means to look down. If you see your left foot…is it your right?
Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebrated primarily among schoolchildren. Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act, with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.
Today’s Motto: Opposites attract.
Ways to Participate in Opposite Day
- Join the fun and do everything exactly the opposite.
- Say yes when you mean no.
- Stop when you’re told to start.
- If you are left-handed, use your right hand.
- Place a fork on the right side of the plate. Then, place the knife and spoon on the left side of the plate.
Note: This is not the day to do the wrong thing.
Thought for Today
“Why does a woman work ten years to change a man’s habits, then complain he isn’t the man she married?” – – Barbara Streisand
History and Origin of Opposite Day
We have yet to discover who created this day, or the original date of creation. In the true “Opposite Day” spirit, you have to look for someone who says “I didn’t create this day”, and go from there.
References to Opposite Day date back to around 2000. However, we found some casual references to President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. Is it possible that a president said one thing and meant another?
Opposite Day was mentioned in the book “Alice in Wonderland”. This day may originate from the storybook, written in the 1800s.
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