April 23 is National Picnic Day

April 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five things to know about Picnic

  1. Did you know that a “picnic” ham is really not a true ham? It is cut from the upper part of the foreleg of a pig – a true ham is cut from the hind leg.
  2. Italy’s favourite picnic day is Easter Monday. It is called “Angel’s Monday” or Pasquetta (“Little Easter”).
  3. After an ant has visited your picinc, it lays down a scent as it returns to the nest for the other ants to follow!
  4. In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.
  5. The first table designed specifically for picnics (in a style similar to what we know today) appeared in the late 1800s.

Fun Fact:

In the first half of the 19th century, a Picnic Society met in London at the Pantheon, a place of public…

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