Date：June 15, 2015
Picnic Day 野餐日
Picnic Day kicked off on June 15 in New Taipei, attracted nearly 9,000 participants to the inaugural event in the city’s metropolitan park.
“Unlike similar activities of a commercial nature in the past, the event is aimed at encouraging locals to enjoy grassy parks.” said Marc Mai, director with event organizer WAVINFO.
“As with marathons, Picnic Day offers a way for residents to take advantage of city amenities in their vicinity.”
Lin Hsien-ta, an official from Taipei City Government’s Parks and Street Lights Office, said he was impressed with the level of public interest in Picnic Day and is looking to stage a similar celebration in the metropolis.