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February 10th - Featuring Umbrella Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Little Girl With Umbrella, by Truthseeker08 on Pixabay
February 10th is... National Umbrella Day, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day, YWCA Birthday (1855), Plimsoll Day (1824), National Home Warranty Day, National Flannel Day, Teddy Day, All The News That's Fit To Print Day, Mother's Day (Norway), NEET Day (Japan), National Deworming Day (India), Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck (Malta), St. Scholastica's Day
MORE (2nd Sunday): Autism Sunday/International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Man Day, Basant Panchami/Vasant Panchami/Saraswati Puja/Shree Panchami/Festival of Kites, World Marriage Day, Evolution Sunday
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: A History of the Umbrella, by T. S. Crawford (Author). Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co; First Edition edition (1970)National Umbrella Day
-- In honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. The oldest recorded collapsible umbrella appeared in 21 AD, in Ancient China. Qin Shihuang's tomb revealed a terracotta army carriage which had a permanently open umbrella, dating from 210 BC. Umbrellas were also found in Nineveh, Persepolis, Ancient Egypt, and Greece. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad someone was smart enough to invent it. It is also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun. On this holiday, you are encouraged to take a walk in the rain and enjoy your umbrella.
Read: A History of the Umbrella
-- The utilitarian umbrella, the friend of pedestrians, bookmakers and anglers alike, has a far longer and more distinguished lineage than is generally imagined. This book describes its varied history from its first appearance more than a thousand years before Christ. Describes the history and development of the umbrella, in social life, fashions in umbrellas and parasols, state- and honorific parasols, etc. through the ages and of all people (Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle-East, etc.)
Imager: Repel Windproof Travel Large Umbrella with Teflon Coating, Reinforced Canopy, Ergonomic Handle(dark blue), by Good travel bagWindproof Travel Umbrella -- Super large umbrella can accommodate up to three people at the same time. Easy operation. Measuring just 11" long and weighing less than 1l lbs, the folding handheld umbrella is extremely packable in purses, briefcases, backpacks, luggage and more. Fortified with 10 resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs which flex slightly to withstand powerful gusts without turning inside out.
Red Heart Shaped Parasol -- This beautiful Heart Shaped Brolly is perfect for wedding and would be a wonderful photo prop on the day, whatever the weather. Lets you stand out from the crowd when taking an afternoon stroll along the beachside promenade or in the heart of town. On scorching hot days, use a Heart Shaped Brolly to create some personal shade. You will want it to rain when you have this Heart Shaped Brolly for your very own. Makes rain a romantic experience.
Umbrella Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch The Umbrella | What if an umbrella could do more than just protect its user from mere sun or rain? What if it could protect its user from pain?

The Umbrella

Amazon Freebies:
Free Umbrella ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App
Read Umbrella ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Umbrella apps
Free Umbrella games
Listen to Umbrella LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Umbrella Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Umbrella Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Umbrella

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Umbrella Coloring Pages and Printable Activities
The Umbrella - Fun Learning Printables for Kids
• Teacher Appreciation Gift: Umbrella and Gift Tag
PLAY-DOH Printable Beach Umbrella Activity
Umbrella Template Printables | Umbrella Decorations - Tim's Printables
• Citrus Straw Umbrellas | Free Printable | A Joyful Riot
Baby shower umbrella-basket printables
Patriotic Drink Umbrellas – Free Printables
Paper Plate Umbrella Craft
Printable Spring Showers Alphabet Sort
Origami Parasol Umbrella Instructions
Crafting Cupcake Umbrellas
Try this tiny umbrella DIY for your next party
8 DIY Umbrella Stands to Make ... Lifestyle
• DIY Whimsical Umbrella Fountain
Made for Shade: DIY Umbrella Stand Planter
Chinese Umbrella Papercraft
• Umbrella coloring pages

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
- The first known recipe for brownies appeared in the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue. What everyone seemed to love about brownies, besides their delicious taste, was how quick and easy they were to make! Since then, the original brownie recipe has transformed into a wide variety of flavors to suit every brownie lover's needs. Celebrate today by enjoying the sweet, rich, and creamy flavors of a cream cheese brownie!
World Marriage Day
- One of the ways to encourage long term marriage relationships is to celebrate World Marriage Day in your own community. Encourage couples to do activities which will strengthen their own marriages, such as reading a book on marriage together or attending a marriage communication course or encounter.
YWCA Birthday (1855)
- The movement which resulted in the World YWCA began in England in 1855 in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the Crimean War. Founded through the convergence of social activist Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird's General Female Training Institute, and committed Christian Emma Robarts' Prayer Union, it sought to be a social and spiritual support system for young English women.
Plimsoll Day (1824)
- A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll (born February 10, 1824), the Sailor's Friend, a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them coffin ships. His persistence brought about amendment of Britain's Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law.

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