National Picnic Day

Families wearing colorful summer outfits having a delightful picnic on a sunny meadow, surrounded by playful butterflies and blooming flowers..
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Hey there, Internet wanderer, have you ever stopped to consider the magnitude of the Great Outdoors? Well, it seems like a good chunk of the world wide web makes a point out of it each year on National Picnic Day! And boy, did they make a fuss on April 23rd, 2018. Our internet detectives picked up a staggering 5498 mentions - that’s definitely a lot of sandwiches, wouldn't you say?

When is Picnic Day?

It's national picnic day on the 23rd April.


So what happens when the virtual world decides to unplug and enjoy a hard-earned sandwich in the park? TL;DR - The internet loves National Picnic Day. Ever tried deciphering what thousands of picnic lovers were saying online about this day? It's not exactly a walk in the park, until now!

Prime Picnic Day: April 23, 2018

If you're interested in Internet etymology (which is absolutely a real thing), you'll note that National Picnic Day reached its peak popularity on April 23, 2018. This day saw a digital picnic basket brimming with almost 5500 mentions of National Picnic Day. We suspect this was due to an unseasonably high pigeon population, however, our researchers are still tracking this anomaly.

Why all the Picnic Praise?

Well, it's simple. Picnicking combines some of humanity's favorite things: food, friends, and the freedom to lounge on a rather comfortable blanket in the sun. Isn’t it surprising that the inventors of the internet remembered they could go outside?

How to Join the Fun

Want to join the fun next time? It’s simple: Grab your favorite snacks, find a beautiful spot outdoors (backyards totally count), and enjoy! While you're at it, don't forget to join the digital conversation using '#NationalPicnicDay' because, after all, if it didn't happen on social media, did it even really happen?

Did you know?

Did you know that the 'Picnic' in National Picnic Day is derived from the French word 'pique-nique', which means a meal eaten outdoors? Ah, those French, always finding a way to make everything sound 'trés chic'.


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First identified

31st March 2015

Most mentioned on

23rd April 2018

Total mentions


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