The word “picnic” probably gets its origins from the French language, specifically from the word “pique-nique”. It is believed that this type of informal outdoor meal became a popular pastime in France after the French Revolution in the mid-1800s when it was possible again to get out into the country’s royal parks.
One of the more famous of these was the Pan-European Picnic that took place in the summer of 1989 at the border of Austria and Hungary.
In 2009, the Guinness Book of World Records made note of the record for the largest picnic in the world. It took place with more than 20,000 people in Lisbon, Portugal.
International Picnic Day that is celebrated annually on June 18. International Picnic Day is a day to commune with nature and enjoy a lovely summer.
Celebrate International Picnic Day by getting outside and enjoying nature with friends or family! It’s an opportunity for us to take a break from our daily routine life and enjoy some time in the outdoors. We will be able to share food, laugh together, and play games- all while appreciating each other’s company.
Remember to take care of our planet by packing reusable dishes and utensils. Don't throw trash at picnic spot. Don’t make mash there to make others inspire.
This year International Picnic Day Falls on 18 June 2021, Friday. But Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the celebration was limited. But we can definitely celebrate the ‘picnic’ spirit with friends and family. Get on virtually. Gajera Vidyabhavan Sachin had organized virtual picnic for our little Gajerians and Parents also involved in this picnic.They get to know the heritage places of Surat. Virtually little Gajerians visited The Castle of Surat, Gopi Talav and dutch garden. (English cemetery). They were happy to know the history of their Surat city.And we discussed about the future of our little Gajerians with their parents and parents also took needful steps for their children. At the end they were happy with the virtual picnic.