Today Is International Picnic Day…

International Picnic Day celebrates the gathering together
outdoors to eat and enjoy one another’s company – The Picnic.  The true origin of International Picnic Day
is unknown, but can be traced back to the end of the French Revolution and the
Victorian Era.  Picnics were ways for
people to escape the restrictions of etiquette and formality.  As an informal food holiday, there are few
rules and lots of options.  International
Picnic Day is observed on June 18th each year.

International Picnic Day Facts & Quotes

The use of the phrase “no picnic” is used to
describe something unenjoyable.
The ‘picnic’ was most likely invented by the French.  Shortly after the French Revolution ended, the
Royal Gardens were opened to the public for the first time. It was the new
common pastime for the French to visit the gardens and take along a meal.
You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the
weather. – Andre 3000 (song ‘Ms. Jackson’)
A few sandwiches short of a picnic – is a phrase used to
describe someone who is not mentally together.
International Picnic Day Top Events and Things to Do
Have a picnic.  Keep
it simple, take foods that don’t require utensils.
Prepare food ahead of time so you can have a lunch picnic at
a nearby park.
Have a potluck picnic with friends or neighbors. Assign
items to bring so there are no shortages.
Take a Frisbee or ball for some exercise after eating.

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