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Opposite day is not
the special day when everyone does the opposite of what they would normally do. On opposite day, which everyone agrees happens on a specific day of the year, you always tell the truth and do everything the same as usual.
Do not compare Just The Introduction To The Opposites
. Has nothing to do with Russian Reversal
. Closely related to Not
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- Yotsuba spent a chapter, Yotsuba & the Restaurant, playing the Opposites Game with Dad, Asagi, and Torako. She capped it by calling Asagi "an ugly old hag" without warning...
- In Anpanman, there is a character named Backwards Fairy who says the opposite of what he means. Baikinman has to watch what he says when he disguises himself as him.
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- Calvin and Hobbes had a story arc based on this and the logical paradoxes inherent to it.
Calvin: Is there a bee on my back or not?
Calvin: Good, now I- OW!
Hobbes: *Hiding in a tree* Remember, at midnight Opposite Day is over. Got it?
Calvin: *Holding a baseball bat* 'Yes'.
- There was a Feast of Fools in medieval Europe, in which the commoners could do as they pleased, and the Lord of Misrule outranked the nobility for the day. Monasteries celebrated this Feast by choosing a young monk to be abbot for the day, eating and drinking in chapel and replacing services with songs and dancing that bordered on blasphemous. An aspect of this survived until more recent periods as the "Boy Bishop" ceremony on St Nicholas's Day.
- This was referenced in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where Quasimodo was mistaken for one of the revelers in a horrible mask and then crowned King of Fools due to his ugliness. In the Disney movie this was depicted with the musical number "Topsy Turvy".