23April, 2017 U.S.
While eating outside might not seem like a novel concept, there's something that sets the picnic apart. You can sit in some grass eating beef jerky all summer long, but without a few essentials, it isn't a proper picnic. What started as a ritzy affair — keep in mind, it wasn't always easy to transport a multi-course meal, so the fun was left to a fanciful few — has turned into an American pastime. It's something that most all of us can relate to, and that's worth celebrating. Let's have a ball (or a picnic!) on Apr. 23: National Picnic Day!