Apr 23 - Geezer's Blog - National Picnic Day

posted by Dave Lehner -

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
National Picnic Day

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