National Umbrella Day – February 10, 2022

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Dolly Parton once said that if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain. Although she never said anything about how to put up with the rain, for generations, the method-of-choice has been the umbrella. As part of many cultures since ancient times, umbrellas have a storied history worth commemorating. So on February 10, we celebrate National Umbrella Day!

National Umbrella Day timeline

1830
Umbrella Shop

One of the earliest umbrella shops opens at New Oxford Street in London, England.

1928
Pocket Friendly

Hans Haupt’s portable umbrellas hit the market.

1964
The Umbrella in Film

The umbrella features as a vital prop in the movie “Mary Poppins”.

2008
Rihanna’s Catchy Song

Rihanna releases ‘Umbrella,’ one of her most well-known songs ever.

National Umbrella Day Activities

  1. Watch a movie that features an umbrella

    Singin' in the Rain? Mary Poppins? There are dozens of movies with umbrellas prominently featured, and today's the perfect day to watch one!

  2. Get a cocktail with its own umbrella

    Can anyone say "Mai Tai?" There's perhaps no better way to celebrate National Umbrella Day than with your very own miniature!

  3. Buy a backup

    Let's face it — umbrellas break all the time. Plan ahead by using National Umbrella Day as an excuse to stock up on an extra!

Why We Love National Umbrella Day

  1. There are dozens of varieties

    From the classic to automatic, and from collapsible to comical, there are dozens of types of umbrellas for countless types of scenarios. Which is your go-to?

  2. They're still seeing innovation

    If you search for "umbrellas" on any number of crowdfunding websites, you might be surprised by what you find — there are some seriously strange umbrella innovations happening out there. There aren't many things that have been around for so long, and are still seeing innovation!

  3. They've got history

    From the scrawlings of ancient Rome, to China, and to Greece, umbrellas can be spotted in the artwork of many early civilizations. It's one of the many examples of a tool that was invented multiple times, in multiple places, as the need for it was so universal.

National Umbrella Day dates

YearDateDay
2021February 10Wednesday
2022February 10Thursday
2023February 10Friday
2024February 10Saturday
2025February 10Monday