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Americans rediscover the summer picnic

It’s a positive trend that I hope continues: the resurgence of summer picnics.

According to Mental Floss, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a picnic boom beginning in 2020 that is showing no signs of letting up.

In 2020, with restaurants shuttered and experts telling us the bug didn’t spread so easily in outdoor air, many people, in particular younger people, began picnicking.

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