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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Brolly, Gamp or Bumbershoot


What ARE we celebrating today?

Could this little flower have been
a spark for the idea of the umbrella?
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There are many items in existence whose names have changed (not to protect the innocent) from one century to the next. Such is the case for today's celebration. If you are not familiar with the brolly, gamp or bumbershoot, what about the parapluie, rainshade or umbrolly? Another name is the sunshade (not to be confused with sun glasses), parasol and of course, the giveaway is the fact February 10th is . . .

National Umbrella Day!
Umbrella Ceiling
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Umbrellas are actually over 4,000 years old first being used as shields from the sun, instead of rain as we normally use them today. They are remarkably versatile, as well as being an effective accessory for protection from wind, rain and sun. Whatever the weather, Umbrella Day is a spiffy way to sport a fetching brolly when you’re out and about! If you don't go out or do not have an umbrella handy, check out the links at the bottom to at least learn a bit of trivia about the invention of the nifty umbrella.

Strolling on a Misty Morn
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Fighting the Wind
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Sneaking a Kiss
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Walking in the Pouring Rain
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Weathering the Snow
Image Source: The New York Times
Protecting Your Pets
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Posing for the Camera
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Wading in the Surf
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Shading in the Sand
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Being Cute
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Running Playfully
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Playing Golf
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Enjoying a Romantic Evening
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Last, but not least (maybe)
 Meet the Nubrella!



Related Articles:

Who Invented the Umbrella?

The History of Umbrellas

The Mystery of the Umbrellas

Next on the Calendar...Funny Day, Weird Day Celebrations!

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