Dust off the baskets, fold up the blankets, and grab a bottle of wine to go: Today is International Picnic Day! Picnic, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is an outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to eat outdoors. It is believed that originally a picnic was similar to a potluck, where each person present would bring a specific dish. The exact moment when picnic went from meaning everyone bring food, to everyone eat outdoors is unknown. Picnics date back to Medieval hunting feasts and informal outdoor banquets of the social and wealthy. A picnic is not so much about the food that is consumed but the spirit and celebration of dining outdoors that makes it special.
What do you think makes a picnic special?