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National Sauna Week

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 week in February “National Sauna Week” to build awareness and appreciation of this aspect of Finnish and Finnish-American culture.

The second annual National Sauna Week is set for February 19-25, 2023.

We’ve developed a variety of online programs with experts on different aspects of sauna culture, and some FFN chapters are hosting events in their communities.

Watch our special event information pages for programming online and at FFN chapters. 

Here you’ll find 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.

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