When is Opposite Day 2023? Learn all you need to know about the most peculiar and funny holiday!

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Have you ever dreamed of a day when everything goes against the grain? Well, your dreams have come true! Welcome Opposite Day 2023! Opposite Day is an opportunity to turn life upside down and do things in reverse. This special and quirky holiday encourages everyone to look at familiar situations from a new perspective and approach them differently than expected. Whether you’re looking for ways to bring some laughter or excitement into your life, Opposite Day can be just the thing you need! Keep on reading to learn all there is to know about the most peculiar and funny holiday of the year! Sorry April Fools’…

What is Opposite Day 2023?

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Opposite Day is a fun and silly holiday that gives you the opportunity to do things backwards for a day. On Opposite Day, everything you say or do needs to be in reverse. Up becomes down, left becomes right, and yes means no. It’s an entertaining way of turning the world upside down for 24 hours! On this special day, you can become someone else, and enjoy the liberty of it. Opposite Day isn’t necessarily recognized as an official holiday, but it’s celebrated throughout the world by many children and adults alike. Want to join the celebration?

When is Opposite Day in 2023?

Opposite Day is celebrated annually on January 25th. However, there have been discussions as to whether the unofficial holiday is actually celebrated on the 7th of January. Yet, most do celebrate Opposite Day on the 25th, but you can also spot people honouring this day on the 7th of January as well. For the biggest fans of Opposite Day, the holiday is celebrated each month on the 25th. Yikes!

When was Opposite Day invented?

The exact origin of Opposite Day is yet unknown, but the holiday has been around for some time. It was likely first celebrated in the early 20th century as a day that children could enjoy playing games and other activities while reversing roles or rules. For example, some might play “Opposite Tag” where players would have to try to catch each other instead of running away like in regular tag. While research is still being conducted regarding the origin of this holiday, there is an interesting event connected to it. In the 1928 presidential election, President Calvin Coolidge announced that he would not be running. Everybody was shocked and started discussing whether he actually meant the “opposite” of his announcement.

What do you do on Opposite Day?

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There are an abundance of activities and games you can engage in to celebrate Opposite Day in 2023! The first thing that everyone must do is declare that it is indeed Opposite Day! From there on, the sky is the limit. Everything said or done should be taken literally as if its opposite were true instead! For example, if your friend says ‘I think chocolate cake tastes disgusting’ on Opposite Day, then she must actually mean that it tastes delicious! This can lead to some hilarious conversations between friends who take advantage of this chance to get creative with language while having a bit of harmless fun at the same time. On Opposite Day, you can dress up or do your makeup in a way that you never would on any normal day. Experiment, be creative and let go on Opposite Day 2023!

Opposite Day activities for kids

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If you are looking for a fun and joyful way to celebrate this quirky holiday with your children, here are some activities you can try! Let’s just make sure they don’t get into too much trouble in school! On Opposite Day, you can let your kids be creative and wear their clothes inside out or even backwards. You can prepare dinner food for breakfast, and breakfast food for dinner! Why not even try a frozen cereal prank? You simply prepare your children’s cereal on the night before Opposite Day and place it in the freezer. In the morning after, pour in a little more milk to make it look fresh and serve it to your kids. Take a picture of their shocked faces, so you can keep this funny memory forever! And for bedtime, you can have them read you a bedtime story. Wouldn’t that be cute?

The possibilities are really endless when it comes to Opposite Day 2023! Ultimately, it’s important to remember that unlike other holidays where gifts are exchanged and parties are thrown, Opposite Day doesn’t require anything fancy nor costly. All you need to do is have a bit of willingness to see beyond the surface level of everyday actions and create memorable experiences that can last forever! And hey, don’t forget that this is the Year of the Rabbit! Hence, anything is possible. Have the most fun on Opposite Day 2023 and surprise everyone with your peculiar behaviour and pranks!




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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