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.