National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day

According to superstitions, it’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors. And according to the same superstitions, if you open a black one indoors, it’s even worse. While most people recognize that they won’t really suffer any consequences if they open their umbrella at home, many still refuse to do it.

That’s why National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day was created and is observed every March 13th. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage, or should we say dare, everyone to open their umbrellas indoors to see if there are any ill consequences of their actions.

Fun Superstitions From Around the World

Want to know about some other fun superstitions from around the world? Of course, you do. That’s why we’ve decided to list them below.

  • Knocking on wood is a 19th-century superstition that comes from a children’s game called Tiggy Touchwood.
  • Tossing salt over your shoulder allegedly blinds the devil who’s looking over your shoulder.
  • Walking under a ladder as a way of acquiring bad luck comes from ancient Christianity and the triangle formed by the ladder. The triangle represents the Holy Trinity in Christianity.

Observing National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

The best way to observe this holiday is to simply open an umbrella indoors. Even better, open a black umbrella indoors and see what happens. If this holiday happens to fall on Friday the 13th, then it’s even more of a challenge. The truth of the matter is that most likely nothing will happen when you open your umbrella.

After all, this is only a superstition, and there’s no such thing as luck running our lives. Just be sure to use the hashtag #NationalOpenAnUmbrellaIndoorsDay to spread the word about this holiday and to encourage people to quit their superstitions cold turkey.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 13 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
March 13 Thursday
Last year (2023)
March 13 Monday
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