Finnish Sauna – level 2

23-12-2020 15:00

UNESCO is an organization that makes a list of cultural heritages in all the world. It helps protect these places and traditions. In 2020, UNESCO added 35 things on the list, including Finland´s sauna.

The sauna is the most important part of Finnish culture, and people started to use it thousands of years ago. There are about three million saunas in the country, and a Finnish person uses a sauna at least once a week. The sauna is not only about bathing. It makes people healthier and it helps them relax.

Other things that UNESCO included on its list in 2020 were, for example, Czech handmade glass products, Japanese wooden art and South Korea´s light festival.

Difficult words: heritage (something that comes from the past and it is a part of a nation´s culture or history), bathing (the activity when you take a bath or clean yourself in a bath), include (to make something a part of something else), handmade (something that people make by hand, not by machine).

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