Ironic that the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day has a holiday dedicated to doing something unlucky. National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day is celebrated every year on March 13th, it is one of those wacky "holidays" that gets trending on Twitter but doesn't get much recognition beyond that. I decided to take it upon myself to start celebrating one of those weird holidays every week!

So why is it unlucky to pop open an umbrella when you're inside? Umbrellas have been around for about 3,000 years and the superstition is said to have began with the Egyptians who thought it would anger the gods if they opened an umbrella where there was already shade. Makes sense. A more modern explanation is based off the thought that bad things happen as a result of poor timing. Do you believe in this superstition? Are you celebrating today's national day? Let us know in the comments below!


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