Opposite Day 2017: When Is Opposite Day? 🗓

When is Opposite Day 2017? This year Opposite Day is celebrated on a Wednesday, January 25, 2017. In 2018, Opposite Day is on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Ever wanted to be a rebel? Now is your chance. Don’t celebrate Opposite Day on January 25 by doing everything the wrong way.

While it is unclear who created this Opposite Day and for what purposes, rumor has it that the unofficial holiday comes from a playground game, where children trick each other by asking silly questions and then reversing the answers.

Countdown to Opposite Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.

When is Opposite Day 2017? This year Opposite Day is on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.


The holiday is also sometimes called National Opposite Day in the United States .

Below you will find all the details for Opposite Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Opposite Day a federal holiday?

No, Opposite Day is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Opposite Day a national holiday?

Opposite Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Opposite Day a paid holiday?

No, Opposite Day is not a paid holiday. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Opposite Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Opposite Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Opposite Day?

Opposite Day is a Fun holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Opposite Day?

On Opposite Day, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Opposite Day 2017

Holiday: Opposite Day
Date: January 25, 2017
Weekday: Wednesday
Holiday Type: Fun
Opposite Day 2018: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Opposite Day 2019: Friday, January 25, 2019
Opposite Day 2020: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …about the Opposite Day Paradox? Technically, Opposite Day cannot exist.

How To Celebrate Opposite Day

If you can, why not start the day by ending it – go to bed in the morning and work at night?

Have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.

Say right when you mean left and vice versa.

Let your family, friends and colleagues know that you are celebrating Opposite Day. Otherwise, it could get very confusing for everyone around you.

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