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International Picnic Day

When : Always June 18

Today is a perfect day to go outdoors and have a picnic. It can be in a park, or right in your back yard.

Picnics date back to Medieval times, when outdoors feasts were held to celebrate a successful hunt. Picnics really grew in popularity during the Victorian Era in England.

Picnics are held outdoors from spring through fall. Picnics are enjoyed by everyone. Young lovers with blanket and picnic basket in hand, are a frequent site in parks. Families and groups get together to enjoy picnics to celebrate just about any event, including Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and family reunions. As a matter of fact, any reason is a good excuse to have a picnic.

Picnic fare commonly includes a meal, snacks and outdoor games. Common picnic foods include hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni, potato salad and baked beans. But, any foods are fair game for your picnic. We suggest you try something a little different at each picnic.


How to Celebrate International Picnic Day:

It's easy! If you only have an hour or so, fill up a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and go to a nearby park for lunch. Make sure to take that special someone along. If you've got all day, hold a full blown picnic, with food, fun and games.


The Origin of International Panic Day:

We found no reference to the originator of this special day.

While picnics are enjoyed around the world, there is no international organization or group promoting it, to suggest it is truly an "International" event.

International Picnic Day appears to have been celebrated for decades, but we did not find any reference to when it began.


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