Unofficial Theme of March: National Umbrella Month

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

They're a common way to stay dry in the rain or keep the sun from damaging sensitive skin—the umbrella.

March is National Umbrella Month in the United States, a way to celebrate the common invention.

Centuries ago, umbrellas were considered only for use by women, but began to be accepted in society for use by all genders by the late 1800s and 1900s.

Aside from protecting against the elements, miniature umbrellas are a staple with certain types of drinks. There have even been instances where an umbrella has been used by someone for self-defense!

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