31 Jan The History Of Outdoor Picnic
Summer has arrived and on a sunny day in Shanghai on and many other places with parks around the country, this means that you are guatanteed to see a particular sight: People having picnis.
We even have music concerts where you can bring your own picnics and eat while listening to the music.
Some may do it formally with a hamper, home – made food and blankets to sit on, others are more casual, sitting around with food they bought from a supermarket on their way. Nevertheless, the picnic culture runs deep through the veins of people and today we are going to share with you the history of picnics and just what you need to have in order to have a perfect picnicand experience life.
The History Part: Picnic’s were invented by the British
The name picnic is generally believed to have come from the similar French word “piquenique”, but the earliest picnics on record actually come from England. These were elegant meals eaten outdoors by people of the middle class. Back then, they usually ate hams, baked meats and pastries and often the culture was for everyone to bring something that could be eaten shared with the others who were there.
By 1748, the word picnic can be firmly traced as part of the English language and by the Victorian times, even people of the working class has realised how fun they were and started to have their own picnics.
Nowdays, anyone can have picnic, so it is widely accepted to mean a pleasurable outing at which a tasty meal is eaten outdoors, preferably in a beautiful setting.