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National Umbrella Day

National Umbrella Day

Umbrella Day celebrates this useful device that has been with us for quite a long time. The oldest recorded collapsible umbrella appeared in 21 AD, in Ancient China. Qin Shihuang’s tomb revealed a terracotta army carriage that had a permanently open umbrella attached to it dating from 210 BC. They were also found in Nineveh, Persepolis, Ancient Egypt, and Greece, just to name a few. Needless to say, the umbrella has a long and noble history. Today we celebrate the device that’s kept us dry especially within the tumultuous British weather.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Enjoy a rainy day indoor umbrella activity – here
  • Have a go at our Whether the Weather activity – here
  • For a cold rainy day, enjoy our super soup – here
  • Watch Gene Kelly’s brolly dance routine. Singing in the Rain – here
  • And celebrate Mary Poppins umbrella with an activity book – here