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Jun18 Fun Holiday – International Picnic Day

International Picnic Day is a made-up holiday that is celebrated annually on June 18. So, pack your picnic basket, hop into the car, or walk to a park or a picnic area and enjoy an outdoors meal by yourself or with your family and friends to celebrate this unofficial holiday.

Pack up a meal and head outdoors for a picnic on International Picnic Day

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International Picnic Day is a day to commune with nature and enjoy a lovely summer day if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, who says you can’t picnic indoors? Just spread a blanket in the middle of your living room. Maybe even create a pillow fort and enjoy some time with your family!

A similar holiday is celebrated in the Australia’s Northern Territory on the first Monday of August each year. Picnic Day in this region is a public holiday.

How to Celebrate?

  • Plan a picnic and invite all your friends and family.
  • If you are working, take your lunch hour off to have a picnic by yourself.

Did You Know...

...that according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's largest picnic was held in Lisbon, Portugal on June 20, 2009? Over 22,000 people attended this picnic organized by Realizar Impact Marketing and Modelo.

International Picnic Day Observances

Fun Holiday: International Picnic Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020ThuJun 18International Picnic Day
2021FriJun 18International Picnic Day
2022SatJun 18International Picnic Day
2023SunJun 18International Picnic Day
2024TueJun 18International Picnic Day
2025WedJun 18International Picnic Day
2026ThuJun 18International Picnic Day
2027FriJun 18International Picnic Day
2028SunJun 18International Picnic Day
2029MonJun 18International Picnic Day

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