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Bathing culture in different countries

A peek into the world of bath culture and discover the amazing variety of traditions and practices in different countries! 🌍🛁

🇷🇺 Russia:
In Russia, the banya is not just a place for ablution, but a real social practice. Steaming in a Russian banya is more than just a process, it is a ritual where friends and family gather, discuss business, and talk about life. The brooms, aromas and steam are what create the unique atmosphere of this cultural tradition.

🇫🇮 Finland:
The sauna in Finland is a sacred place for rest and relaxation. Finnish saunas have a dry climate, and steaming is accompanied by immersion in cold water, which revitalises and stimulates blood circulation. After a sauna session, Finns usually enjoy a cup of hot tea.

🇹🇷 Turkey:
Turkish baths, known as "hammams", are not only a place for steaming, but also for detailed skin care. Hammam treatments include scrubbing and massage by professional masters. It is not only a way to maintain wellness, but also a social event.
🇯🇵 Japan:
A Japanese bath or "Sendo" is a traditional bath in which people first wash themselves and then immerse themselves in hot water. Sendo is not only a means of hygienic care but also spiritual cleansing. In Japan, it is believed that bathing after thoroughly cleaning the body helps to relax and refresh.
🇸🇪 Sweden:
Sweden has a tradition of "bastu", which is a combination of sauna and bath where people can rest, relax and take care of their health. Swedes like to spend time outdoors and then switch to the bastu for warmth and relaxation.

Bath culture varies from country to country, but what they have in common is a commitment to health care, relaxation, and social interaction. These traditions show how the diversity of world culture is evident even in everyday practices such as going to the bathhouse. 🧖‍♀️🧖‍♂️