National Picnic Day April 23

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WASHINGTON – JUNE 18: A guest sits among picnic tables on the South Lawn of the White House June 18, 2003 in Washington, DC. The White House hosted its traditional Congressional Picnic Wednesday evening. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Tuesday is the perfect day to have lunch outside, if the weather holds up. April 23 is National Picnic Day.

The word “picnic” is derived from the French word piquenique which means a meal eaten outdoors. The National Day Calendar notes it dates back to the mid-18 century French dining experience.

Back then, all you needed for a good time was a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, some cheese and fruit. 

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