Nationwide Sauna Day and Declaration of Sauna Peace

In Estonia, 2023 has been declared the Year of the Sauna. Therefore, the Estonian Rural Tourism Organization and the Finnish Institute invite all Estonians to celebrate Sauna Day on 10 June and to participating in announcement of the Declaration of Sauna Peace.

"We invite everyone to take a sauna on the second Saturday in June, whether it is your own sauna, a sauna service provider or a public sauna. It's easy to get involved, all you need is the will, the desire and the appreciation for sauna culture," said Raili Mengel, CEO of the Estonian Rural Tourism Organization, which is leading the Estonian Year of Sauna.

Sauna Day is sacred and inviolable and means that ...

  • Everyone may have the right to bathe in his/her favorite sauna;
  • All sauna bathers may come into the sauna friendly-minded;
  • Disagreements, quarrels and mobile phones shall be left outside ear-shot;
  • Any impure thought, envy or vengefulness may not enter the sauna;
    tolerance and open mind are welcome!

Declaration of Sauna Peace in Estonian, Võro (South-Estonia), English, Finnish, Ukrainian and Russian launguages are available at the website