In Case You Were Curious...About Picnics!
April 23, 2018
The Bottom Line: Learn something new about picnics.
The Full Story:
- The word “picnic” dates back to 1963. “Piquenique” was used in reference to a group of people eating together who brought their own wine. It wasn’t until 1748 till the word “Picnic” entered the English language.
- The concept is everyone contributes something to the picnic.
- Thomas Cole’s 1846 “The Pic-Nic” painting resides at The Brooklyn Museum of Art. The painting consists of a guitarist serenading the sophisticated social group in the Hudson River Valley with Catskills visible in the distance.
- The most famous depiction of a painting may be Edouard Manet’s 1862: “Le dejeuner sur I’herbe” (The Luncheon on the Grass.)
- The fourth of July celebration in the United States is a popular day to picnic.
- Check out some great picnic food ideas HERE