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National Eat Outside Day

August 31

Date When Celebrated : Always August 31

Ahh, the last day of August! Summer is almost over, yet you can’t get enough of the great outdoors. The sun is bright and warm, the weather is great. National Eat Outside Day couldn’t come at a better time.

People have been eating outdoors since the days of the caveman. Nowadays, people eat most, if not all, of their meals indoors. Eating outdoors has become more of a special event, than a regular occurrance. National Eat Outdoors Day, is an opportunity to change that, if only for a day.

Celebrating this special day is very easy. Find a picnic table, a park bench, or an outdoor restaurant. You can also spread a blanket out on the lawn. Use one of these special places to eat all of your meals, snacks, popsicles and ice cream, outside in sunshine and fresh air. You will be glad you did!

Did You Know? Sidewalk cafes first appeared in the early 1900’s in Manhattan in New York City.


Origin of National Eat Outside Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We searched every picnic table and outside eatery that we could find, but have not yet found the creator of this very special day. We are certain he or she is outdoors eating somewhere.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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August 31