NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY
Day Opposite National on January 25th celebrates a fun day of switcher-roos.
Good morning, or is it good night? Hello, or is it goodbye? I am cold, or am I hot?
The aim of the day is 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 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.
Sponge Bob Square Pants even got into the act, with an episode containing the whimsical nature of this day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOppositeDay
Explore the opposites of each other. Read about the North and South Poles. Express opposite emotions. Do the opposite of what you mean and use #NationalOppositeDay to post on social media.
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar® Classroom for projects and ideas surrounding the National Days.
NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY HISTORY
While National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this day, we did discover one interesting reference 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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