​Backwards Day [January 31st]

​Backwards Day [January 31st]

As the first month of 2023 comes to an end, let’s mix things up! How about celebrating Backwards Day? Like so many of these whacky “holidays,” I have no idea how Backwards Day started or who started it, and until yesterday, I hadn't even heard of it. That being said, Backwards Day spoke to me. 

Fun Fact: did you know that when I hand stamp many of my jewelry designs, I stamp the text backward? It’s easier for me to space things out. I also often read magazines starting from the back…no idea why. I guess I sort of celebrate Backwards Day all the time!

I remember a commercial for that famous restaurant with golden arches where they listed the ingredients of a burger backwards and I had to memorize it. Yes, I can still do it…bun seed sesame a on onions pickles cheese lettuce sauce special patties beef all two. Wow, that goes back a ways! I should probably be using that brain space for something else, don't you think?

Some fun ways to celebrate Backwards Day:

  • Have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner. Lunch stays lunch for today, I guess?
  • Wear your clothes backward. Okay, that’s not very practical. Maybe just your hat?
  • Say ‘Hello’ instead of ‘Goodbye’ and vice versa
  • Try writing something backward
  • And my personal favorite…eat dessert first!
  • Here's another Fun Fact: Penguins can’t walk backward! Those adorable, flightless, tuxedo-wearing birds are always moving forward. Good for them! 

    I do have a question for you...is it backward or backwards?