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Sauna culture in Finland

Language: Finnish, subtitles Eng

Sauna culture in Finland is an integral part of the lives of the majority of the Finnish population. Sauna culture, which can take place in homes or public places, involves much more than simply washing oneself. In a sauna, people cleanse their bodies and minds and embrace a sense of inner peace. Traditionally, the sauna has been considered as a sacred space – a ‘church of nature’.

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Place/region: Finland, Europe
Series: 2020 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Annamaria Peltrokangas
Coproducer/sponsor: Finland. Ministry of Education and Culture; Finish Heritage Agency
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-0159600005-HD
Source ref.: DOC: 0159600017
Rights holder: Annamaria Peltrokangas