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Peninsula Hot Springs backs inaugural World Bathing Day

Peninsula Hot Springs backs inaugural World Bathing Day
May 31, 2018

Victorian spa attraction Peninsula Hot Springs is backing the first-ever World Bathing Day - an international celebration of bathing cultures - on 22nd June.

A concept developed by RMIT University Professor Marc Cohen and Peninsula Hot Springs founders Charles Davidson, the event aims to draw together hot springs locations around the world to offer special events in celebration of the day while also donating money to charitable causes with a focus on clean water.

With 844 million people - one in nine of the world’s population - lacking access to safe water, hot springs leaders are also looking to move beyond fundraising, to petition the United Nations to formally recognise a World Bathing Day or International Day of Bathing.

The petition states “bathing is an enjoyable, peaceful, social, multicultural and multigenerational activity that forms a common link across diverse cultural, spiritual and religions traditions, and plays a critical role in ensuring good health, dignity, confidence and comfort.”

Th petition also focuses on the importance of bathing for sanitary practices, and states that the day hopes to draw attention to the plight of the people for whom bathing is not yet an option, and those who lack access to sufficient drinking water, adding “access to water has a major impact on the health and future prospects of the world’s poor.

“Every day nearly 1,000 children die from water-related disease and women and girls spend 200 million hours simply gathering water. To them, water is time, education and hope.”

The day will be marked at Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California with music and fundraising to benefit water.org. In addition, from 1st to 22nd June, the hotel is donating 10% of room revenue to the charitable organisation, which helps provide safe water and sanitation to those in need.

At Peninsula Hot Springs, World Bathing Day will present a suite of storytelling and bathing activities, beginning with a spiritual sunrise ceremony at the Hilltop Pool, and which will also include water exercise classes, a body clay workshop, forest bathing walk, sound meditation and a sunset ceremony.

Participating thermal springs are asked to use the hashtag #worldbathingday to share photos of their celebrations.

For more information go to www.peninsulahotsprings.com/world-bathing-day

Image: Peninsula Hot Springs will mark World Bathing Day will storytelling and bathing activities, beginning with a spiritual sunrise ceremony at the Hilltop Pool. 

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