International Bath Day (14/06)

Among the holidays that do not have an official status, there are those where the date of the celebration remains open to this day. One such holiday is International Bath Day.

The history of the appearance of this holiday is connected with the desire of workers, as well as the builders of baths, to establish their own professional holiday, which is also associated with a deep cultural Slavic tradition - bath days.

The Russian tradition of bathing days is a whole ritual, incomprehensible to many modern people, and sometimes even frightening for foreigners. However, the bathing tradition is not just about washing. Bath from time immemorial was in Russia a place of ablution, akin to purification. Therefore, it is not surprising that the bathing day fell on Saturday, when by Sunday service people woke up clean not only in body, but also in soul.