National Picnic Day

Picnic photo by Lucie Capkova

Did you know our modern-day idea of a picnic evolved from Medieval hunting feasts and Victorian garden parties?

During the early 19th century a group of wealthy London citizens formed "The Picnic Society" to promote picnics as social gatherings. These picnics were potlucks, and each participant also had to provide a share of the entertainment. Today, picnics are casual meals enjoyed on a comfortable picnic blanket.

Ways to celebrate National Picnic Day

  • Put together a picnic basket to donate to the FRFB or your local food pantry.

  • Share you favorite picnic ideas with us

  • Share a photo of how you celebrate #NationalPicnicDay on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Tag the FRFB @fredfoodva

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