Feb. 10! Umbrella Day!
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
For Umbrella Day, I made a marshmallow fondant art piece with food coloring raindrops. :)
Umbrella Day also makes me think of the Rihanna song. Haha. :)
For this project, I actually made marshmallow fondant out of Marshmallow fluff and powdered sugar (2 ingredients); see post. Typically, I do the easy 3-ingredient recipe (see link to post).
What is Umbrella Day?
"Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. You can use it for protection from snow and sleet. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun."
No one knows who invented Umbrella Day though. Haha. :)
History of the Umbrella
"The basic umbrella was invented more than 4,000 years ago. There is evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China.
These ancient umbrellas or parasols were first designed to provide shade from the sun. The Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain."
"In 1852, Samuel Fox invented the steel ribbed umbrella design. Fox also founded the "English Steels Company" and claimed to have invented the steel ribbed umbrella as a way of using up stocks of farthingale stays, the steel stays used in women's corsets.
After that, compact collapsible umbrellas were the next major technical innovation in umbrella manufacture, which arrived over a century later.
In 1928, Hans Haupt invented the pocket umbrella. In Vienna, she was a student studying sculpture when she developed a prototype for an improved compact foldable umbrella for which she received a patent in September 1929. The umbrella was called "Flirt" and was made by an Austrian company."
Rain or shine -- you can use an umbrella! :) Happy Umbrella Day! :)