The waiting period has been a long one but now, at last, it happens. The Finnish act of taking a sauna bath is heading to Unesco’s list of intangible human heritage. This elevates the sauna tradition on the global scale to the categories of, say, Indian yoga, Beijing Opera, Argentinian tango, Turkish coffee ceremony ja Iranian rug making.
Finnish sauna was chosen to the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list and is now being elevated to the status of Argentinian tango and Indian yoga
The decision taken in Paris brings sauna culture to the list, which is a collection of intangible cultural heritage of mankind.