World Bathing Day
On June 22, people around the planet are invited to celebrate humanity’s common connection to water through the practice of bathing. The simple act of immersing oneself in water has the power to break down barriers between people of different backgrounds and to bring communities closer together. At this time of change and disruption, bathing reminds us of the interconnections between the wellbeing of our communities and the wellbeing of our planet.
In 2019, 25 countries were represented in the second World Bathing Day celebration’.
In 2020, despite the impacts of COVID-19, people in 20 countries united in celebration
In 2021, despite the continuing impacts of COVID-19, people in 22 countries united in celebration.
How to get involved
Everyone can get involved, whether you love bathing or even if you operate a bathing facility
Since its inception in 2018, thousands of people have gathered to shine a spotlight on the vital importance of humanity’s interdependent relationship with water for wellbeing, community and culture. We have had participants engaging from all over the world, including: New Zealand, Iran, Iceland, Japan, Serbia, Fiji, England, Sweden, France, the USA, Scotland, Croatia, Norway, Brazil, Slovenia, Switzerland, Greece, Indonesia, Finland, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, India, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia.
On the 22 June 2022, we will again be inviting individuals and bathing facilities to post bathing images on social media with the hashtag #worldbathingday, and for the second year we are inviting bathing venues to join our “Global Sound Bath”, a musical showcase featuring musical artists across the globe.
Working together to make a difference
World Bathing Day's development is being nurtured by a diverse range of bathing organisations around the planet.
Here are some of our partners: