Iconic cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants devoted an entire show to National Opposite Day a few years ago.

And President Calvin Coolidge is often credited with the origin of National Opposite Day, observed January 25th. In the 1928 election, Coolidge announced to the press, “I do not choose to run.” That triggered a national discussion about whether he really meant the opposite. So, National Opposite Day is a day to have fun all day, saying or doing exactly the reverse of what you really mean or what is expected. Here are the top 7 ways folks could be celebrating this day in Central New York:

  1. Refer to the Mohawk Valley as Rome-Utica
  2. Cheer for Duke or Georgetown
  3. Go water skiing on the Erie Canal
  4. Chow down on a Full Moon Cookie
  5. Shop at WegWomans
  6. #SoSadItsFriday
  7. Head down to Placid Lake

Kids absolutely LOVE this day. And it's a great day for adults to play along and battle the winter blues. So, have a blast, do the opposite of what you mean, and use #NationalOppositeDay to post on social media.