Open Umbrellas

Have you heard that it’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? It’s a pretty common superstition, right up there with walking beneath a leaning ladder and not letting a black cat cross your path. But how did the superstition originate? Many believe that it arose during the Victorian period, when umbrellas with metal spokes were just becoming popular. As you can imagine, opening a large umbrella indoors was liable to poke out an eye or knock over valuable knick-knacks. So people insisted it was bad luck in order to avoid potential injury and property damage.

Well, we’re about to get crazy and reckless here on The Mailbox® blog, because this Wednesday (March 13) is National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day! So that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Click here for this fun rain-themed literacy activity that encourages you to open an umbrella indoors. The Mailbox® is not responsible for any bad luck that might result from this crazy and reckless action. 😉



Click here for programmable raindrop patterns to go with the idea above.



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