Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fact of the Day: Panama Hat

Despite the name, panama hats originated in Ecuador. 

13 comments:

Kay said...

So I wonder why they were called Panama hats. I love being able to visit blogs again. :- )

Pat Hatt said...

Maybe it rolls off the tongue better

Debra She Who Seeks said...

False advertising!

Christine said...

Funny

Harry Hamid said...

That's typical. The people who invent things are never the oens to get the credit.

Emmylou said...

LOLZ...that's actually quite funny:D

Joanne Noragon said...

And why not?!

NanaDiana said...

My dad was a dairy farmer but he wore a panama hat all summer long!

Kirk said...

If the term "Panama hat" was coined in America (and I don't know that it was), the proximity of that country to the USA, as well as building of the canal, might be the reason for the name. Americans went down to work down on the canal, and saw people wearing those hats. Just a guess, that's all.

ClaudiaMorningstar said...

I hate hat so the post is not for me :D

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I went to find out the answer. It took a while, but I got it. I prefer the name JipiJapa. That sounds happy and fun like the hats they are.

Martha said...

That is interesting!

Fundy Blue said...

Whatever the origin of the name " Panama hat," the hat is great protection against the hot sun,