National Picnic Day

National Picnic Day is observed next on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2025 (306 days from today).

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A special day for everyone to pack up their lunch and take it outdoors every year is National Picnic Day on April 23rd.

What is National Picnic Day?

It is time to go to the park. Get your "pic-a-nic" basket and frisbee. It's National Picnic Day, a celebration of snacks under the open sky

Picnics can take place anywhere. Picnickers make use of the park pavilions, picnic tables in the woods, and blankets on the lawn. Choose a table with mountain views to put bread and plates.

Simple bread that matches the function can be paired with fries and pickles. The classic menu for a basic picnic includes wine, cheese, fruit and a loaf of bread. Some people eat shelled peanuts, some people barbecue, and some just grab some cold chicken and coleslaw for an easy picnic.

The picnic soon saw everyone bring something small to share. The French phrase 'pique-nique' meaning "choose something unimportant or petty" is used for people who bring their own wine to a restaurant and it may have been a precursor to the word 'picnic'.

Fun truths about National Picnic Day

  • The 4th of July is the most popular picnic day in the United States.
  • The origin of picnic following modern style had appeared since 1789, when the royal parks were opened to the lower classes.
  • The earliest stories of picnicking can be traced back to those of Robin Hood, when he and his merry soldiers enjoyed beer, cheese, and bread under the trees.
  • The sale of the first picnic tables such as those specifically designed for picnics occurred in the late 1800s.

History of National Picnic Day

There are many ways to join in a picnic. All things you need to have a French picnic in the mid-18th century were a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, some cheese and fruit and you could throw a party under the sky.

As far as you know, picnics are outdoor activities for relaxation and fun all day. Some dishes including sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit and vegetables, light salads, and a homemade bar are loved and dedicated for picnic. However, barbecues could be used in picnic. Burgers and cornbread cook up deliciously on the portable grill. During large picnics, guests often bring a dish to share creating a blessed atmosphere.

Our appetite will be stimulated if you are staying in fresh air, therefore, you should take part in some physical activities while enjoying a picnic. You can take part in some interesting activites such as horse throwing, catching or kite flying.

National Picnic Day has no evidence about the origins of this outdoor holiday.

How to celebrate National Picnic Day

  • Prepare early

Let gather some friends and prepare some necessary things such as gingham tablecloths, wicker baskets, and most importantly, handy plastic silverware.

  • Go Fancy

Instead of going to your local neighborhood park, you can go to a campground with your family or your friends. Let prepare a gourmet meal instead of your usual PB&J sandwiches!

  • Be active

Spice up your picnic cravings with anything from frisbee to volleyball.


National Picnic Day has been observed annually on April 23rd.


Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2025

Thursday, April 23rd, 2026

Friday, April 23rd, 2027

Also on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2025

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