International Picnic Day is celebrated every year on June 18 in many countries all over the world, although its origins are uncertain. International Picnic Day celebrates gathering together outdoors to eat and enjoy one another’s a company, which has traditionally been called Picnic.
The origins of International Picnic Day are unknown, however, that doesn’t dampen it’s popularity, with many countries across the globe celebrating this event, and although this is more of a fun event rather than your typical fundraising awareness day, it doesn’t make it any less worthwhile celebrating, as what better way to relax and get out and enjoy the summer weather than eating outside with friends and family.
International Picnic Day Facts
- According to Guinness World Records, the largest picnic took place in Germany, 2016. The longest picnic table is 211.82 m (694 ft 11.35 in) and was achieved by Arla Foods Deutschland GmbH.
- 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.
How to celebrate Picnic day 2020?
1. HOME THEATRE
Inspired by our fondest childhood memories at the drive-in theatre, this picnic is suitable for rainy afternoons and dull Monday evenings. Lay a large blanket in the living room or basement, scatter soft pillows, choose two movies to watch one after the other, and share a carefully-selected array of junk food: an enormous bowl of butter popcorn and a huge bag of jujubes as well as remaining Easter chocolate, if desired.
2. Make your favorite sandwiches, grab a drink, and sit in the sunshine.
For those who live in a flat or shared house, turn your living room into a cozy den with sheets and fairy lights, to have your own indoor picnic on the floor.