National Opposite Day - January 25

NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY

National Opposite Day is observed annually on January 25th.

Good morning, or is it good night? Hello, or is it goodbye? I am cold, or am I hot?

National Opposite Day is a day to have fun all day long saying exactly opposite of what you really mean. This day has kids rejoicing everywhere. It is also a great day for adults to play along and break out of the winter blues. Maybe we should have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner!

Most sources say that National Opposite Day is always observed on January 25th while other sources say it is celebrated by some on January 7th. It is also believed to be celebrated by a group of people on the 25th of each month of the year.

FUN TIDBIT:

Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act, with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Do the opposite of what you mean and use #NationalOppositeDay to post on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a National Opposite Day classroom discussion.

HISTORY

The origin of National Opposite Day is unknown. However, there are references dating back to President Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. In the 1928 election, Coolidge made a statement to the press announcing, “I do not choose to run.”  That statement spurred a debate and left everyone wondering if he really meant the opposite.

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