CAMAGUEY.- The umbrellas were developed in China about four thousand years bc. Then they were extended to other countries such as Greece, Persia and Egypt, where only the nobility used it. Later, its usage became very popular in other nations and among all social classes. That way, the umbrellas got to Cuba and became an essential part of many people’s outfit in the Island.

With different styles, colors and designs, the umbrellas protect and decorate the city streets. It is becoming bigger and bigger the number of people who use it to protect themselves of the excessive degrees Celsius rising.

  • Translated by Elizabeth Brinones Fonseca