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International Picnic Day

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About International Picnic Day

When is International Picnic Day? This holiday is always observed on June 18

The weather outside is spectacular. International Picnic Day couldn’t have come at a better time. On this June 18 holiday, it’s wall-to-wall sunshine and warm, with just a slight breeze. Today is a perfect day to go outdoors and have a picnic. It can be in a park, or right in your backyard.

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

Picnics are held outdoors from spring through fall. They are enjoyed by everyone. Young lovers with blankets and picnic baskets in hand are frequent sites 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.

Picnic Table

How to Celebrate International Picnic Day

It’s fun and easy to celebrate International Picnic Day. Here are some ideas:

  1. If you only have an hour or so, fill up a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and go to a nearby park for lunch.
  2. Make sure to take that special someone along. Picnics are not a lot of fun by yourself.
  3. If you’ve got all day, hold a full-blown picnic, with food, fun, and games.
  4. The weather should be fantastic this time of year. If not, spread out a blanket in your living room and have a picnic right there.

Today's Quote

“If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics? – – Marie Dressler

History and Origin of International Picnic 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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More June 18 Holidays

Here are more June 18 holidays and events for you to enjoy:

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International Panic Day

International Sushi Day

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More About Today

This Day in History

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Flower of the Day: Black Eyed Susan

Recipe of the Day: Old Fashioned Baked Bean

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