What do a waddling Gotham City criminal, a yellow-coated salt shopper, and a famed Disney nanny have in common? Need some help? We celebrate this versatile accessory on February 10, Umbrella Day.
It would behoove meteorologists to predict a nice, steady rain giving us the perfect excuse to sport our snazziest umbrellas. No rain in the forecast? That’s OK. This protective canopy shields against wind and even the sun’s ultraviolet rays. So we’re taking it to the streets, regardless of the weather.
Hues from city-chic black to brilliant colors, patterns in solids and stripes, it’s an attractive addition for any style preference. From tiny collapsible to cane-length pokers, it’s practical and can save us from a bad-hair day or clear the path through a crowded subway.
If a tropical locale is your destination today, display those brilliantly hued sun shields over beach blankets and patio tables. A fruity libation trimmed with a paper umbrella seems like an ideal toast to the occasion.
Don’t own an umbrella? Get one! And on Umbrella Day, you can imagine yourself dancing in the streets under falling raindrops, twirling and chanting a chorus of “Singin’ in the Rain” à la Gene Kelly.