International Picnic Day: Here’s the history, significance and celebration

International Picnic Day is celebrated in many countries on June 18. The word picnic is French which means an informal outdoor meal that was quite popular in France after the revolution.

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International Picnic Day: International Picnic Day is celebrated in many countries on June 18. The word picnic is French which means an informal outdoor meal that was quite popular in France after the revolution.

The origin of this day is still not known but read on to know about the history, significance, and celebration.

International Picnic Day 2020: History, significance, and celebration

International Picnic Day 2020 History, significance, and celebration
International Picnic Day 2020: History, significance, and celebration

It is celebrated on June 18th every year to encourage people to go outside and enjoy meals with family, friends, or relatives in nature. Earlier, people use to enjoy picnics as it used to give them a break from their daily lives. The origin of this day is still not certain but it started after the French Revolution. Many charity events and school picnics are organized on this day.

Picnics are really fun as people can meet their friends, cousins, relatives and have a meal with them along with outdoor games. Picnics are the children’s favourite. As per Guinness Book, the largest picnic took place in Portugal. Do you know Australia celebrates Picnic Day in August and on that day schools, colleges, and the public gets a day off.

Due to novel coronavirus and lockdown, it will be difficult to celebrate International Picnic Day but you can celebrate it on your terrace, garden, or in the balcony with family but maintaining social distancing.

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