Umbrella Cover Day - July 6
Sat, Jul 6, 2024

Umbrella Cover Day

July 6th is Umbrella Cover Day, a day specifically created to make people pay attention to everyday things around them. Umbrella cases and covers protect against dust, wear and tear, and moths. In addition, it is most convenient to carry umbrellas in covers right after the rain, when they are completely wet.

History

Umbrella Cover Day was created in 2014 by Nancy Z. Hoffman with a purpose. She decided this celebration was necessary to celebrate the story behind the cover, as well as to encourage her to keep her spirits up by digging out umbrella covers from the bottom of drawers. This unusual holiday, according to its creator, honors simple, everyday things.

Interesting Facts

  • In ancient Egypt, Persia, and India, umbrellas were used 4,000 years ago to protect from the sun;
  • Waterproof paper umbrellas were invented in the 11th century BC in China. The water-repellent features are due to a coating of wax and varnish;
  • Student Slava Horowitz in 1929 created a prototype of modern folding umbrellas, but the first patent for folding umbrellas was filed in 1969 by Bradford E. Phillips;
  • The Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine, was opened in 1996 by Nancy Z. Hoffman;

How to Take Part

The best way to celebrate Umbrella Cover Day is to cover all the umbrellas in the house with special covers so that they last longer and come in handy on a rainy day. Find covers in cabinets, on shelves, and in bedside tables; you can quickly come up with a separate place just for them.

When is Umbrella Cover Day celebrated in 2024?

Umbrella Cover Day is observed on July 6 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday July 6 2024
Sunday July 6 2025
Monday July 6 2026
Tuesday July 6 2027
Thursday July 6 2028
Friday July 6 2029

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