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National Sauna Week

Mark Your Calendar: February 16-22, 2025

The poster is available for purchase from North Wind Books; click below.

The Winner of the Inaugural Sauna Poster Art Competition

Congratulations to Debbie Paver of Calumet, Michigan, who created the winning entry in the first National Sauna Week poster contest.

Debbie Paver

SAUNA: Something to Celebrate

Sauna is the most known Finnish word in the U.S., within and outside of the Finnish-American community. While many people have experienced sauna at hotels, spas and gyms, in the time of COVID-19, home saunas have become popular additions.

Finlandia Foundation National has declared the last full week in February “National Sauna Week” to build awareness and appreciation of this aspect of Finnish and Finnish-American culture.

Our third annual celebration was February 18-24, 2024, and featured a variety of online programs with experts on different aspects of sauna culture. Many FFN chapters and independent businesses also hosted events in their communities. Click below for links to our virtual events at the FFN YouTube channel.

We offer sauna information and fun content at this website, our social media and YouTube channel. Explore these pages and check back often, as we update and add to the content all year long.

Mark your calendar for the next National Sauna Week, February 16-22, 2025.

Below, click to view a brief introduction to sauna.

Enjoy exploring the resources here, and feel free to forward tips, information, resources, songs, stories and other fun stuff related to sauna to:

Sauna Resources

Public Saunas


Sauna Week Tools


Sauna Facts

Sauna: What’s the big deal?

Get the scoop on sauna.

How do you say sauna?

Hint: it doesn’t rhyme with “fauna.”

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How do you build a sauna?

We can help you dream. Or, once you have the right tools, help you plan.

More Sauna

Songs and Stories

Books and Other Media

Proverbs and Quotes