Sauna culture in Latvia
The sauna or bathhouse tradition in Latvia is deeply seated – already in the 19th century there was a bathhouse on every farmstead. Although nowadays sauna is no longer the only place to wash oneself, as every household has hot running water, the bathhouse traditions still remain. The purpose of bathhouses extends beyond simply washing the body. By observing the wisdom of the bath ritual of our ancestors, you can...
Bathing traditions in Latvia – heritage of the ancestors
"Pirts" or the bathhouse has always been honoured amongst Latvians. In Latvian folk songs the bathing ritual is called “Māras pirts” or “Laimas pirts”, because, according to folk beliefs, both goddesses are present in the bathhouse when new life begins. The bathing ritual or “Pirts” has been a Latvian tradition for centuries as not only a way of washing the body, but also relaxation and cleansing the mind. Nowadays...
Check out these SPAs in Latvia
It is said that it is worth devoting at least an hour a day to yourself to achieve inner harmony and well-being. If you are visiting Latvia, we recommend that you plan a few hours or even a day to visit a SPA centre. They offer a variety of relaxing treatments, and both those seeking peace and relaxation and those who consider themselves active leisure enthusiasts will find something suitable. Here we offer a list of...
4 ways to treat your well-being in Latvia
To say that year 2020 was quite the roller coaster would be an understatement. After the turmoil that has been 2020, we’re sure that a lot of you could benefit from getting out of the house, changing the scenery and clearing your mind from all the mental clutter that we’ve all been collecting for the past year. That’s why we have prepared a short list of places in Latvia you can visit in order to treat your well...