FEBRUARY 10, 2018 | NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY | NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY | NATIONAL HOME WARRANTY DAY
NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY
National Umbrella Day is celebrated across the nation each year on February 10th.
On this day, we honor one of the world’s most useful inventions, the umbrella! Not only does the umbrella help keep us dry from the rain, but it also protects us from the heat of the sun. Umbrellas can also be used as a fashion accessory.
Umbrellas have been featured in many motion pictures, most notably:
* Singing in the Rain – 1952 * Mary Poppins – 1964
Interesting Umbrella TidBits:
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow. Brolly is a slang word for umbrella, often used in Britain, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Bumbershoot is a fanciful Americanism for an umbrella from the late 19th century.
The basic umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago. There is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt Assyria, Greece and China.
It was the Chinese that first waterproofed umbrellas for use in the rain. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols to protect them from the elements.
One of the first umbrella shops in existence opened in 1830 at 53 New Oxford Street in London, England. James Smith and Sons operates regular hours at the same location still today.
In 1928, Hans Haupt’s pocket umbrellas appeared. In 1969, Bradford E. Phillips, the owner of Totes Incorporated of Loveland, Ohio, obtained a patent for the first “working folding umbrella.”
Umbrellas have also been fashioned into hats as early as 1880 and as recently as 1987.
In photography, umbrellas with a reflective inside are used by photographers as a diffusion device when employing artificial lighting and as a glare shield and shade, most often in portrait situations.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Splurge on a new umbrella and use #NationalUmbrellaDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Umbrella Day.
NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY
On February 10, we observe National Cream Cheese Brownie Day. This day is made for those who find cream cheese and chocolate irresistible.
The brownie has been around since the 1800s but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston Cooking School Cook Book. There are hundreds of cream cheese brownie recipes. We are sure that you will find one that you like.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Maybe you would like to bake a pan of these delicious brownies and share them with your family and friends! Enjoy this Cream Cheese Brownie recipe.
Use #CreamCheeseBrownieDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Cream Cheese Brownie Day.
NATIONAL HOME WARRANTY DAY
National Home Warranty Day is observed annually on February 10.
When the washing machine breaks down, the hot water heater no longer produces hot water or the central air is kaput, the cost of repair or replacement can be costly. Our homes are filled with complex and vital appliances, technology and other components that over time can and do wear out. A home warranty, unlike home owner’s insurance, covers repair or replacement of these items that break down due to normal wear and tear.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Post on social media using #HomeWarrantyDay
National Home Warranty Day was submitted by 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty and declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually on February 10.
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