Everyone is familiar with the image of umbrellas, they are present whether you live in the hottest or coldest climate. They are there to keep out the rain on a clear day, and there to protect you from sunburn on a warm day. February 10 every year is Umbrella Day. This is your chance to honor the humble umbrella for shielding you from the elements throughout the year.
Something about Umbrella Day
We sang “You can stand under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh” in our heads, right? While Umbrella Day is not a tribute to Rihanna, but a creation of its own, there's nothing stopping you from dancing in the rain and recreating the motions from the music video!
Umbrella is a great invention to celebrate! When the rain starts to pour, an umbrella keeps us from getting wet and keeps our hair in a tolerable state. It's a simple invention, but one that we've all relied on.
Of course, there are also umbrellas that help shade us from the sun. When at the beach, an umbrella can be the difference between a fun, relaxing experience and coming home like a lobster! So we must be very grateful to have this clever creation.
You might think the humble umbrella went as far as it could! Yes, you will be wrong! We've seen some pretty crazy umbrella innovations happening out there. Why not do a little digging online? We are sure that you will come across some strange and wonderful umbrella inventions that man has made. We're sure you've seen parachute hats gain some traction as new items! However, there are also many others out there.
History of Umbrella Day
Umbrella Day celebrates this useful item that has been with us for a long time and has served every purpose from the real to the fanciful since it was created. How long has the umbrella stay with you? Long enough for it to permeate every culture across the globe and have its roots in more than one culture.
The oldest recorded umbrella appeared in AD 21, in ancient China. While it's fair to say this is really only the first recorded collapsible umbrella, Qin Shi Huang's tomb shows a terracotta military chariot with a permanent open umbrella dating back to dating from 210 BC. They are also found in Nineveh, Persepolis, Ancient Egypt and Greece, just to name a few. Needless to say, the umbrella has had a long and noble history.
The popularity of the umbrella extends beyond its usefulness in protecting us from sun and rain, special efforts have been made to transform these simple devices into exquisite works of art. Some of them are even made of lavishly decorated lace or paper, and feature some of the most beautiful and influential people in the world.
Today has revealed even more styles available in the world, including an innovative collapsible umbrella. They now have telescopes that not only collapse the shade, but also collapse the handle so it can fit in your purse or car door! It's great isn't it?
How to celebrate Umbrella Day
Firstly, learn this “scath fearthainne,” which is by far one of the most beautiful words in the world for an umbrella. It means rain shadow. If there was ever a perfect name for an umbrella, we don't know what it is. Then go out on Umbrella Day and find yourself an umbrella or three that suit your taste and style, and make sure one of them is perfectly suited for use in the sun. !
If you already own an umbrella, we recommend purchasing a backup umbrella. Umbrellas can easily break in high winds. We're sure some of you reading this know what we're talking about. There's nothing worse than a gust of wind grabbing your umbrella and essentially flipping it inside out. You feel eyes on you as you desperately try to fix the situation! It can be quite embarrassing, right? That's why we always recommend buying a quality umbrella. However, because umbrellas are designed to be flexible and foldable, a strong gust of wind is always a potential risk of damage.
Moreover, you can celebrate Umbrella Day by enjoying a delicious cocktail with one of those cute umbrella decorations. However, if you've ever vacationed at a beach resort, you know that umbrellas are often used to decorate fruit cocktail drinks. Why not give your home a holiday feel on Umbrella Day with a cute looking cocktail?
You can also spend Umbrella Day watching an umbrella movie. The most famous, of course, is Mary Poppins. But what about Singing' in the Rain? It's another great movie that we would definitely recommend watching this day. We're sure most of you would rather watch a movie than actually go out in the rain on this day.
ObservedUmbrella Day has been observed annually on February 10th.
Monday, February 10th, 2020
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Friday, February 10th, 2023
Saturday, February 10th, 2024