June 19 — same date every year
Sauntering: walking along slowly, aimlessly, happily
Cats saunder too
World Sauntering Day began in 1979 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the hotel with the world’s longest porch — 660 feet long.
W.T. Rabe started the day in response to recent surge in jogging, the idea being to encourage people, instead of jogging, to slow down to appreciate what’s all around them. Rabe was public relations director of the Grand Hotel.
Primer for a saunter
Click here to get to a primer by WikiHow on how to enjoy a good old-fashioined, Zen-like saunter. How to walk with no other purpose than to enjoy the walk.
How not to saunter