National Eat Outside Day
When is National Eat Outside Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 31
Ahh, the last day of August! Summer is almost over, yet you can’t get enough of the great outdoors. The sun is still bright and warm. The weather is great. National Eat Outside Day couldn’t come at a better time. So, on this August 31 holiday, enjoy every meal, snack, and beverage outside.
People have been eating outdoors since the days of the caveman. Nowadays, people eat most, if not all, of their meals indoors. Eating outdoors has become more of a special event, than a regular occurrence. National Eat Outdoors Day, is an opportunity to change that, if only for a day.
Celebrating this special day is very easy. Find a picnic table, a park bench, or an outdoor restaurant. You can also spread a blanket out on the lawn. Use one of these special places to eat all of your meals, snacks, popsicles, and ice cream, outside in sunshine and fresh air. You will be glad you did!
Did You Know? Sidewalk cafes first appeared in the early 1900s in Manhattan in New York City.
How to Participate in National Eat Outside Day
Here are some ideas on how to participate in National Eat Outside Day:
- Your table at a sidewalk cafe is waiting.
- Have lunch and dinner on the picnic table.
- Bring a picnic basket filled with goodies to the beach.
- Spread out a blanket in the park. Place your picnic basket in the middle and chow down.
- Your patio or deck is a great place to eat on a warm summer evening.
- Find a restaurant with an outside dining area.
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – – William Shakespeare
History and Origin of National Eat Outside Day
Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. We searched every picnic table and outside eatery that we could find, but have not yet found the creator of this very special day. We are certain he or she is outdoors eating somewhere.
Our research studies in the early 2000s and the early 2020s did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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