International Picnic Day
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Celebrating International Picnic Day Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

June 18, 2021

June 18 is marked as International Picnic Day.

On this day, people are urged to get outside the comforts of their homes and enjoy it outdoors in the company of their friends and loved ones.

Going for a picnic, especially during the winters, has always been one of the favourite pastimes of individuals who are stressed for most of the day/week/months.

One day away from the mundane everyday lives meant a lot, but this has come to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But don't worry, there are still ways you can celebrate with your loved ones and you can enjoy International Pic Day even from the comforts of your homes with your loved ones.

History Of International Picnic Day

"Although the origins of International Picnic Day are unclear, it is said to have occurred towards the conclusion of the French Revolution and the Victorian Era. Picnics in the open air had become popular in England by the twentieth century.

"The actual origins of International Picnic Day are unknown, but it is widely recognised as an informal eating festival that serves as a getaway from formalities," writes News18.

Apart from spending time outside with family and friends, many charitable events are also held on this day and schools utilise the occasion to host picnics for their students.

Significance Of The Day

Picnics are held all over the world to bring together friends and relatives. They used to bring food, recreational activities, soft drinks, juices, and other necessities to offer with their trip companions.

The biggest picnic, as per the Guinness Book of World Records, actually occurred in Portugal.

The International Picnic Day is observed on the first Monday of August annually in Australia’s Northern Territory.

It is a well-known idea in the area, and the general population is given the day off on this occasion. On this day, schools and colleges are also closed.

Celebrating International Picnic Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the meaning of picnic completely and today, going out is a luxury that only a few of us can afford.

But one can still celebrate the day even staying indoors and here are some of the suggested ways-

Movie Night: The family can get together and enjoy their favourite movie of all time or even binge-watch the latest releases on the OTT platforms.

If watching movies is a hassle due to the screen size, then the family can also sit together and play games like ludo and other card games.

Fancy Food Night: You can take this day to make something you have been pushing off for too long. Fancy food isn’t easy to make, but it can be much more fun with the help of your family and friends.

So what are your ideas for a perfect way to celebrate International Picnic Day? Do share your ideas; one can apply those on any given day!

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