People coming together across the world to celebrate water, its rituals and cultural traditions, through the act of bathing. 

World Bathing Day is a celebration of water and the diverse rituals and cultural traditions associated with the act of bathing and cleansing.


World Bathing Day

The day will draw attention to our connection with the environment and the state of the world’s water in which we all bathe, as well as drawing awareness to the plight of people for whom bathing is not yet an option and rallying actions to create a world where bathing is possible for all. Whether you run a business within the hot springs tourism and bathing industry or just love bathing, there’s many ways for you to get involved.

In 2018, 15 countries were represented in the inaugural World Bathing Day.

In 2019, we're aiming for 50 countries to be represented.

World Bathing Day is an initiative of the Bathe the World Foundation.

In its infancy the day is being led by the global hot springs industry but embracing bathing of all kinds: geothermal, mineral, steam and sauna.

How to get involved

Everyone can get involved, whether you run a hot springs business or just love bathing

June 22 2018 represented the inaugural celebration of World Bathing Day, a global event shining a spotlight on the vital importance of humanity’s relationship with water for health, community and cultural purposes. We had participants from 15 countries around the world posting images on the event’s primary social media platform, Instagram. These countries included New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, UK, Iran, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and the USA.

In 2019, our primary focus will again be calling for individuals, businesses and organisations to post sunrise bathing images on Instagram.


Get Involved by sharing a beautiful sunrise bathing image on Instagram! #worldbathingday

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Get involved by registering an event for  2019 World Bathing Day

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Get involved by sharing a cute Instagram photo of your baby bathing in a bucket of water! #babyinabucket

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A bucket of water for everybody, everyday.

Bathe the World Foundation’s mission is to explore and promote the benefits of bathing and provide access to clean flowing water through research, education, advocacy, awareness campaigns, events and the provision of bathing facilities.



Working together to make a difference

World Bathing Day's development is being closely nurtured by the global hot springs industry, in particular the Global Wellness Institute's Hot Spring Initiative. Some of our key strategic partners are listed below.

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