Good Morning World!! Today is a special day in the United States particularly within the African-American community where Juneteenth is celebrated!! From Wikipedia:
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-Americancitizens throughout the United States. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in most states. Read More
It is also a day to go outside and simply walk slowly with a happy disposition, and commune with nature and just enjoy the day, because it’s World Sauntering Day!!
“World Sauntering Day” is celebrated on the 19th day of June every year. The purpose is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day
So who did this great holiday start…..
The exact year of its origin is 1979, and it is believed to have begun at Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) in Michigan. The Grand Hotel has the world’s longest porch at 660 feet in length. The holiday was created by W.T. Rabe in response to the growing popularity of jogging. The idea behind the day was to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the world around them. More at Wikipedia..….
Now if sauntering around through a park or woods today leads you to making this a part of your daily or weekly routine, much like it was for Henry David Thoreau, who sauntered at least four hours a day,You may want to join The Thoreau Sauntering Society…….
And is there a better song for a day of sauntering than…..Simon and Garfunkel’s “The 59th Street Bridge Song” Have a great day which ever day you’re celebrating!!!