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When is National Picnic Month?
The month of July is always National Picnic Month.
Independence Day /July 4th is also celebrated in the month of July
along with National Hillbilly Day.

Are there other Holidays to celebrate?
International Picnic Day is celebrated on June 18
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What is this Holiday for?
National Picnic month is when we celebrate the love of being outside enjoying each others company by having a nice relaxing picnic. It's a time to celebrate the open air, nature all it has to offer.

Definition of Picnic
In contemporary usage, picnic can be defined simply as a pleasure excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors, ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape. Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people, or a large get-together, company picnics and church picnics.

On romantic and family picnics a picnic basket and a blanket are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics.

Formerly, picnic meant a potluck, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table for all to share.

Picnics are extremely popular all throughout the spring summer and fall but during the month of July you see picnics everywhere and I do mean everywhere!  One of the reasons why picnics are so popular in July is because a large number of families take their vacations in July and spend much of their time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and having picnics out of a basket or having outside picnics while grilling BBQ on the grill. Oh yeah! Love that BBQ!

Picnics are extremely popular with couples in love.
There's nothing like a nice quiet blanket for two layed out somewhere in a nice shady park.  Couples can share fresh fruit and wine while relaxing on a traditional red checkered picnic blanket.
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Popular Picnic Foods
Hot Dogs (National Hot Dog Month)
Corn Relish / also called English Pea Salad
Specialty Sandwiches
Strawberries & cream
Sandwich Spreads
Potato Chips

Corn Relish / English Pea Salad
Corn Relish / also called English Pea Salad is usually found in many picnic baskets instead of the usual jar of sweet pickles. This dish is used as a side condiment and ate along side your meals or used to top hot dogs with. This condiment is served sweet and cold and is popular during the hot summer months.

1 can english peas drained
1 can shoe peg corn
1 small jar pimentos
1 small diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup mixed color bell peppers
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup vinegar ( I like apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Small Dice onions and celery.
Boil sugar and vinegar until dissolved, add oil and stir.
Turn heat off and add all other ingredients. Mix.
Place in a jar and refrigerate over night before eating.

How can I Celebrate National Picnic Month?


Can you name 10 things your grateful for today?

I'm grateful for all the seafood available to eat.

I'm grateful for pets which help us heal emotionally.

I'm grateful for the entertainment that animals bring.

I'm grateful for great neighbors who help me catch run away pets.

I'm grateful for the sound of the ocean as it waves crash on the shore.

I'm grateful for the singing birds in the morning.
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