International Picnic Day

International Picnic Day History

International Picnic Day celebrates gathering together outdoors to eat and enjoy one another's company, which has traditionally been called 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.
  • 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

  • Arrange a picnic with friends in the nearby park. Prepare foods beforehand and enjoy eating in the nature.
  • Take a Frisbee or a ball and play sport games after eating.
  • Bring a music player with you and listen to favorite music while enjoying the food and conversation.
  • Search in the internet for new food recipes and prepare new easy dishes for your picnic. Make a contest for the best recipe.

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