As far as I'm concerned Bathtubs and Hot Tubs are the same thing. So BathTub Party Day is another great reason to celebrate - with a party in your hot tub!
If you don't have a hot tub yet, but you do have a bath tub, then this Sunday December 5th is also a day for you to celebrate. Sadly, if you only have a shower installed, then you have my sincere commiserations.
The history of bathing
Submerging ourselves in water in a bath, pool or in a naturally occurring water feature, is something we do for personal hygiene, leisure and health. For some people there is nothing more enjoyable than swimming in the sea on a warm day. For others it's having a long, relaxing soak in a warm tub on cooler days or evenings. Hydrotherapy has been recognised for it's healing benefits for centuries, with hot and cold water having beneficial effects on our bodies and minds.
The therapeutic use of water has been around since the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans civilizations. Egyptian royalty bathed in water scented with essential oils and flowers, and the Romans had communal public baths. Other countries such as China and Japan go back even further, and there is some evidence that Japanese hot springs bathing actually predates the Roman baths. However, the earliest mention of the bathtub comes from Crete in 1700 B.C.
John Michael Kohler officially invented the first bathtub in 1883. He fixed ornamental feet on a cast-iron horse trough and sold it as a bathtub.
Soak away the stress and strain
On Bathtub Party Day, we should forget all about our worries, stress and strains, and enjoy the calming effect of the gently bubbling, warm water on our bodies. Whether you have a party for two, with a few scented candles and a glass or two of bubbly. Or maybe you'll invite a few friends around for beers and a splash about. Bathtub Party Day should be all about having fun - with family, friends or even by yourself! (There's nothing better than having the hot tub all to yourself and being able to stretch right out).
World's Largest Bath Tub
There are in fact two very large man-made tubs that claim to be the World's Largest Bath Tub. One is in Iceland and the other in Mumbai, India. In my opinion the Indian tub is an 'actual' bath tub and included in the Guinness Book of Records. It's 72 feet long, 25 feet high and 12 feet wide and definitely built for partying. But at an estimate price of around €104,300.00 it's not one we're considering adding to our range of tubs any time soon.
The other entry for the World's Largest tub is the famous Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland, which is filled with warm, rejuvenating saltwater. The Blue Lagoon is a man-made, geothermal hot spring that pumps saltwater up from 2,000 metres below the surface of the earth, to feed into stunning blue-water pools. I know which one I would prefer to have a dip in.
How to celebrate BathTub Party Day
There’s only one requirement for BathTub day and that is for you to enjoy a little bit of time in your bath or hot tub this Sunday. Whether it’s taking a bath when you get out of bed, or when you are getting ready to go to bed, make sure to factor in a long soak. It's not a bad way to spend part of the day is it? Warm wishes from Hot Tubs In France and here's to us all having a fantastic tub time!