World Sauntering Day

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World Sauntering Day, sometimes also known as International Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19 every year. The purpose is to remind people to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it.


The holiday was created in 1979 by W.T. Rabe in response to the growing popularity of jogging.[1] It is believed to have begun at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, USA where Rabe worked.[2] The idea behind the day was to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the world around them.


  1. ^ Eschner, Kat (19 June 2017). "On World Sauntering Day, Take a Walk". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
  2. ^ Edwards, Bob (19 June 2002). "World Sauntering Day". Retrieved 22 August 2021.