National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day is observed next on Thursday, March 13th, 2025 (325 days from today).

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Why National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day?

Superstition is an irrational belief held by many people or entire communities. However, these beliefs can be harmful and lead to people acting in strange and illogical ways. The most common superstitions include knocking on wood to avoid jinx, avoiding black cats or birds, and not trimming nails and hair at night! Sometimes they are harmless and are watched by people just as a precaution and because they are easy to track. But sometimes, these superstitions can be uncomfortable and unsafe.

The umbrella is simply a tool we use to protect ourselves from disasters like rain, hail, and the intense heat of the sun's rays. Umbrellas or parasols are used since ancient times. The exact origin of Umbrellas is unknown, but there is ample evidence that umbrellas were invented in China around 4000 years ago. However, they were also used in places like Egypt and Greece around the same time. Several other superstitions also revolve around umbrellas. For example, falling on an umbrella can suggest pain or problems in your workplace, and placing an umbrella on your bed or furniture is seen as an invitation to ill health or even death. !

The superstition behind opening an umbrella have origin from Egypt. Their residents used umbrellas made of feathers to protect themselves from the scorching heat of the sun. They believe that the Umbrella should only be used near the sun, and using it indoors where there is no heat can make the Sun God, Ra, uncomfortable. This resulted in the Sun God punishing the umbrella opener and their family by leaving them bad luck. The superstition about opening an umbrella in the house is one that is harmless but irrational.

National Open Umbrella Indoors Day is also considered a scientific or social experiment. The creator of this day, Thomas Edward Knibb of Frederick, urged people all over the world to open their umbrellas in their homes and be aware of any bad luck they have suffered. He wanted to combine observation and reason with superstition to make people think more clearly. National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day celebration is so important, not because of the silly reason it appeared, but because of the thought that was put into creating National Open Umbrella Indoors Day. So celebrating this national holiday may seem silly, but observing this day is a light and enjoyable way!

History of National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

The history and origins of National Open an Umbrella Day go back as recently as 2003. The date was coined by Thomas Edward Knibb of Frederick, MD, in 2003. His intention behind the silly holiday was to encourage encourage the public not to believe in illogical myths and folklore. This is why he created this unofficial holiday as it will push people to find out the truth behind baseless superstitions like this and more serious and dangerous things.

How to celebrate National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day

The ways to follow and celebrate this day are simple and you can do it too!

  • Open the umbrella in your house!

The easiest and most direct way to celebrate National Open Umbrella Day is to open the umbrella in your home and watch out for any bad luck or misfortune that comes your way!

  • Share the day!

You can ask friends and family to share this day with you by telling them about it and asking them to open their own umbrellas! You can then observe the day together and discuss any bad luck if you have endured it. You can use the hashtag such as #NationalOpenAnUmbrellaIndoorsDay and #OpenThoseUmbrellas to share your celebration on your social media!

  • Share awareness about harmful superstitions

You can also spend this silly but fun holiday focusing on some important issues by addressing old age superstitions that can harm society if followed blindly.


National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day has been observed annually on March 13th.


Monday, March 13th, 2023

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Thursday, March 13th, 2025

Friday, March 13th, 2026

Saturday, March 13th, 2027

Founded by

Thomas Edward Knibb in 2003

Also on Thursday, March 13th, 2025

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