Happy Nat’l Umbrella Day

We didn’t think Hattingdon would have a hat for National Umbrella Day . . . . then we came across this. What a hoot! The design has been updated and renamed Reva. The name Reva is a girl’s name of Hindi origin meaning “rain”. 

Reva Hattingdon.

The Umbrella

The umbrella’s origins can be traced back more than 3,000 years to China, Egypt, and other ancient civilizations. It was first developed as protection from the sun and was a symbol of status, held by servants over royalty and others of high rank. Feathers, leaves, paper, and silk were all used as coverings, some of which were oiled or varnished to make them waterproof. The ribs were originally made from cane, and later, whalebone, but in the 1800s, steel began to be used for the ribs and oilcloth for the covering, which made the umbrella much stronger. Farmers Alamanac » See also UmbrellaHistory.net »

Umbrerlla Trivia

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
Film Star
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.

Wishing you a “hatful of smiles”.

Hattingdon Horses

By © Vivian Grant Farrell

Updated 2.12.22

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