During the good ole days (Victorian era) picnics were very important social occasions. They offered the rare opportunity for young men and women to spend time together in the great outdoors. The origins of dating are there I'm sure. They were also quite elaborate. The modern-day picnic is much less complicated. In fact, the phrase “it’s a picnic” means “it’s easy.”
To celebrate National Picnic Day, invite your friends and family to a summer picnic. Find a suitable location at a local park or
field, and sit back and enjoy an al fresco meal in the company of your loved ones. This year with it falling on Tuesday not everyone can take the time off and go play. But make the commitment to celebrate it a little later. The celebration of National Picnic Day in the United States is a one day event but in many countries throughout Europe it is the National Picnic Week and it is celebrated from the 17th-23rd of June.
No one can deny that our area of the country has some absolutely stunning areas of natural beauty and fantastic city and state parks. For decades Americans have loved loading up the picnic basket and head out for the experience. The celebration of life and food are as American as Apple Pie. If you think about it, all of our Holidays also have a feast of food as part of them.
Get a commitment from your family and friends. Everyone can bring something for the menu and plan for it ahead of time so you have no duplicate food items. Pack the traditional wicker picnic basket, cooler’s and go. If anyone does not have a wicker basket send Helene a note here as she used to collects them and I think has way to many collecting dust.
They are easy to find and accessible. There are many that have concession stands to enjoy Ice cold treats after your picnic. However, parks tend to be crowded at weekends, but there arealways enough people around to play a game of softball or volleyball.
The Great Outdoors
The relax-factor on this type of picnic can easily reach 100% with fresh air and a perfect landscape. It is more exciting
than picnicking in the park, and you have a tighter bond to the surrounding nature. There are no crowds either. Be Careful around the streams and rivers this week, the flooding from last week is everywhere.