What is Opposite Day?
Most experts agree that Opposite Day is observed on January 25. but other experts claim it is celebrated on January 7th. Still others believe that it is to be celebrated every month of the year on the 25th day. Either way children across the country rejoice in this day as they declare they mean the opposite of whatever they say. I would love to do the dishes! Broccoli is my favorite food! I didn’t push my brother in the mud! Here is a serious question… What is the opposite of Opposite Day?
History of Opposite Day
Opposite Day timeline
- August 10, 2018
Freaky Friday Premier
Freaky Friday, where a woman and her teenage daughter swap bodies, created a lovable and fun story of having the opposite kind of day you expected.
- November 28, 1989
"Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul
This mega-hit from Paula Abdul was released in 1989 and slowly climbed its way into one of the biggest of the following year, 1990.
- September 24, 1970
Odd Couple air date
Just three days after the first op-ed was published the "Odd Couple" - a show for which the entire conceit is based on the fact that the two main characters are opposite - premiered on ABC following the success of the film version in 1968, which followed the success of the stage play in 1965.
- September 21, 1970
Op-Ed first publication
The Op-Ed, which actually stands for opposite of editorial, was first published in the New York Times on September 21, 1970.
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Opposite Day Activities
Call in Sick For Work, Then Show Up Anyway
Your boss will be confused for a minute, then it will dawn on them. Plus you shouldn't lose your job for this one, nor should you lose one of your sick days.
Say Goodbye When Greeting People
The confusion on their faces will be worth it. If you pair this with the number one on our list, it will only get better.
Don't Do Anything for Opposite Day
Saying it's Opposite Day negates that it is opposite day. So don't do anything for opposite, but know in your heart that it really is National Opposite Day.
Why We Love Opposite Day
The Pranksters in All of Us Rejoice
Class clowns who grew up to be office jokesters, and even that really quiet co-worker on the third floor can enjoy opposite day. There is a built in excuse for joking, pranking, and tricking, everyone you know. You are only limited by your imagination.
It's Kind of Like, April Fools' Day Has An Awesome Little Sibling
What's better than pranking someone and saying you didn't prank someone. The answer is nothing is better than that. "No, I didn't turn all our appliances around and flip your furniture upside down."
Spongebob Squarepants Has an Episode About Opposite Day
Nothing says cultural relevance like a children's TV show creating an episode about a holiday. Spongebob + Opposite Day = entertainment for all ages.
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