Loading Events

Spring is blooming, time to go to fresh air, the best occasion — National Picnic Day celebrated on April 23. Prepare simple light snacks, get picnic baskets out of closet, find blankets, go to sunny lawns in company of family or friends to enjoy sun, socializing.

The History

In 1789, ordinary citizens were allowed to walk in parks, have picnics. Before the French Revolution, this was allowed only to aristocrats, royal family, those close to royal court. Tradition of picnics was appreciated in UK. In 1989, picnic turned into form of… protest. European citizens decided to express dissatisfaction by organizing meal on border of Austria and Hungary. French celebrated Bastille Day with large-scale picnic in 2000. People were eating sandwiches, snacks on coast along 600-mile line.

How to celebrate

Food to put in basket: sandwiches, pies, fried chicken, baked beans, chips, potato salad, cheese, fruits, vegetables, boiled eggs.

  1. Get ready for picnic in advance: choose beautiful tablecloth, buy disposable tableware.
  2. Prepare complex dish become accent.
  3. Visit campsite, meet interesting people and find new friends.
  4. Think about games: Frisbee, golf, badminton.

The great end to fun day is open-air concert/party. Events are organized in honor of holiday. Find out the events are held in the nearest parks.

When National Picnic Day celebrated in 2022?

National Picnic Day is observed on April 23 each year.