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International Bath Day - June 14
Fri, Jun 14, 2024

International Bath Day

Today, most people primarily shower to save time. However, June 14th—International Bath Day—is an excellent occasion to take a bath with some foam and relax. For millions who join in on this wonderful holiday, it’s an opportunity to enjoy splashing about and do something pleasant for themselves.

History

It’s not just a day on the holiday calendar dedicated to bathing. In many cultures and religions, bathing is associated with a ritual of physical and, more importantly, spiritual cleansing.

Why is International Bath Day celebrated on June 14th? It is believed that on this day, Archimedes, while taking a bath, realized how to calculate the volume of a body by immersing it in water. According to legend, this event took place a week before the first day of summer. The Greeks used the astronomical calendar, according to which summer began on June 21st, so a week earlier would have been June 14th.

Interesting Facts

  • In the 11th century, the ritual of knighting began with bathing, cleansing the soldier before heaven.
  • International Bath Day is a wonderful occasion not only to take a bath but also to learn more about Archimedes, as it is thanks to him that we celebrate this day today.
  • Showers use much less water than baths.
  • The oldest bath was found in Greece. It is about 3,500 years old and was used by the queen. The bath was a simple heat-treated tub of clay.

How to Take Part

Make your own or purchase handmade soap. Today, the internet has a huge selection of recipes with various flavors and ingredients. You can add essential oil, salt, or bath foam to the water.

The easiest way to celebrate International Bath Day is to visit a sauna in the company of friends.

When is International Bath Day celebrated in 2024?

International Bath Day is observed on June 14 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Friday June 14 2024
Saturday June 14 2025
Sunday June 14 2026
Monday June 14 2027
Wednesday June 14 2028
Thursday June 14 2029

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