Origin of Common Superstitions Opening Umbrellas Indoors

About the origin of the superstition of opening an umbrella indoors history of umbrellas as protector from rain, sun, and spirits.


Umbrellas are to be used only outdoors. Failure to adhere to this dictate will bring about the "righteous anger of the sun."

Origin. Umbrellas were used in the East as early as the 11th century B.C. Members of the political and religious hierarchy used them not only as a protective measure against the hot sun rays, but also as a device to ward off any spirits who might do them harm. Because of the umbrella's sacred relationship to the sun, it is wrong to open it in the shade.

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