By Nancy S Buck, PhD, RN
Did you know that August 4 is Picnic Day in Australia? I didn’t either. I’m also wondering if it is authentic and something people actually celebrate, or is it something that my calendar writers simply put on that date. Were they trying to fill the space with little known informative and facts? I’m lucky to have lots of friends in Australia so I can seek the answer.
In the meantime I’m going to take advantage of this BRILLIANT idea! Authentic or not, real or not, I’m going to make it real for me. It’s too late for me to celebrate Picnic Day on August 4 this year. So I’m going to look at my calendar and aim for the first Saturday in September to be the day I celebrate Picnic Day. I’m going to invite my family and friends to celebrate with me! I can hardly wait. Just thinking about it and planning it has me feeling mentally healthier and happier.
Why don’t you join in the celebration too? You don’t have to choose the same date I am. Look at your own calendar now, and name the date! For those of you who live in parts of the world where summer has an end, be sure to take advantage of the glorious summer days to create you very own honoring and celebration of Picnic Day. However, you might decide that any season, any location, any menu is the best day to celebrate as long as you include your best friends to be part of the celebration! If this is your first year celebrating Picnic Day you also get to start your own tradition for this holiday.
Improve your Mental Health & Happiness by adding this new holiday to your year!
P.S. Folks from Australia who are reading this post, would you let us know if this really is a holiday for you? Thanks.