National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day - March 13
Wed, Mar 13, 2024

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day is an annual holiday dedicated to this superstition. If an umbrella is opened indoors, the owner is in danger of misfortune or bad luck. Of course, these are just people’s prejudices that have nothing to do with reality. Everyone decides for themselves whether or not to believe, and we will simply celebrate this holiday on March 13.


The story of the creation of National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day begins with a man named T.E. Knibb, who decided to devote one day a year to superstition. The holiday is designed to encourage everyone to test for themselves whether it works or not.

Researchers believe that ancient Egypt is the origin of umbrellas. They were a structure of sticks, the top of which was lined with leaves. Umbrellas have been an invention since their conception and for quite a long time, allowing us to protect ourselves from the sun. Umbrellas in China made more similar to modern umbrellas, where they used thick paper to make the top.

Umbrellas, designed to protect against rain, appeared in the 1850s. The corresponding invention was patented by S. Fox. The frame of the umbrella was metal, there were spokes, and water-repellent fabric was used for upholstery.

Interesting facts

  • The superstition, like the umbrella itself, has ancient Egyptian origins. An open umbrella indoors was believed to provoke the wrath of the sun god Ra.
  • The self-folding umbrella known today was patented in 1969.
  • An umbrella during the Renaissance was an indispensable attribute of wealthy women.

How to celebrate

Open the umbrella indoors and see if the superstition works. Just don’t do it before important things, in case it turns out to be real. Take an umbrella outdoors with you, it’s a great protection not only from the rain. But also from the scorching rays of the sun.

Tell us about National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day on social media. Ask other users if they have tested the superstition about opening an umbrella indoors on themselves.

When is National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day celebrated in 2024?

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day is observed on March 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday March 13 2024
Thursday March 13 2025