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International Picnic Day

Tomorrow is International Picnic Day—as if you needed an excuse to pack up finger foods, roll out a blanket, and spend the day basking in the sun with friends and family. Picnics first emerged in the medieval times when wealthy families took to hosting social banquets outdoors, particularly in celebration of a successful hunt. A surge in picnic popularity arose alongside the Victorian era, which made the picnic a more frequent, relaxed social gathering, free from the restrictive rules of etiquette that accompanied indoor dining. International Picnic Day honors this heritage and your freedom to enjoy the wild outdoors. So don’t let this holiday pass—break out the burgers and hot dogs, baked beans and potato salad, and sodas and cold beers. You owe it to yourself and picnics around the world, don’t you think?

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