National Hot Tub Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to hot tubs. It is celebrated on March 28. Nowadays whirlpool baths are very popular. For the sake of water relaxation, people visit spas, and those who have the financial means, install such devices at home. The whirlpool allows you to enjoy the relaxing effect of hot water, as well as getting the relaxation of the whole body by the movement of water jets.
Bathtubs have been known to mankind since the ancient world. We know from written sources that the Persian king Phraortes, who lived in the 600s BC, ordered a tub of solid granite from craftsmen. Many ancient healers believed in the healing properties of hot water, so the bath became an obligatory attribute of wealthy people and rulers in particular. In ancient Rome, hot baths were popular among the legionaries who were recovering from wounds.
In the 17th century the Frenchman Levele made the first tub of metal, which went together with a boiler for heating water. This invention not only gave rise to the creation of baths, but also became the ancestor of modern heating tanks for water.
The breakthrough in bath production came in the 1960s, when Candido Giacuzzi invented the first whirlpool bath. Initially it was bought by various medical institutions, but later the bath became popular in the society of rich people. Users have come to love it for the great relaxing effect achieved by hot water and jets of water discharged from special openings with a hidden pump.
- Candido Giacuzzi designed pumps, and he created the whirlpool for his child, who suffered from rheumatic fever. The bathtub was invented back in the 1940s, but industrial production began in the 1960s.
- The abbreviation spa comes from a Latin expression that translates as “Health through water” and in the original sounds “Sanus Per Aquam”.
- Psychologists recommend taking a hot bath after the work day before going to bed. It’s a great way to fall asleep faster and relieve stress.
How to celebrate
Take a hot bath that day. You can supplement the relaxing water treatment with aromatic oils or other water additives (sea salt, for example). You can visit the spa to enjoy relaxing in the hot tub.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what kind of tub they have in their home: regular or whirlpool?
When is National Hot Tub Day celebrated in 2024?
National Hot Tub Day is observed on March 28 each year.