We cannot find out who invented this national day… but whoever they are we Salute You!!
What a fun day, for a effective rain cover (unless it is very windy). The umbrella has been the scene stealer in many films.. who can forget Mary Poppins?, is the subject to many songs: including Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Umbrella by Rihanna,
Umbrellas are not just a rainy day protector, they are also used as sun shades beaches, (or if you were my little brother used to trip unsuspecting sisters up when we walked past)
Google brings up the following about the The word umbrella : It comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow. Brolly is a slang word for umbrella, used often in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
There is evidence of umbrellas being used over 4,000 years ago, based on artifacts from Egypt, although it was the Chinese’s that waterproofed them, much later.
Did you know: 12,000 umbrellas a year are left on London Underground Tube and bus services,?
Did you know: The Sunday Times used umbrellas as the background and image focus for their photo of our director Rachael White in August 2014?