Lithuanian PIRTIS: what, why, how? Free webinar

Date: 2023-01-09, 21:00
Organizer : Lithuanian Bath Academy


Thermal bathing (sauna, pirtis, banya or whatever…) is very old and very popular tradition. Every country and every society have their own traditions and habits, and it is always interesting to try different styles and ideas. Entering a bath, which has certan name (e.g. sauna or hammam) you have certan expectations, what you wil find inside (like temperature, humidity, treatments, rituals or even spirit, cultural background). 

A few years ago we came to the decision of using word PIRTIS, the original name of Lithuanian bath, as a term, without translating it.

However, even if you've already hearded this word and can relate it to Lithiuanian bathing tradition, you probably may have a lot of questions. First of all, why? Why don't we call it just sauna? Is Lithuanian pirtis the same as Latvian pirts, or there are any significant differences? What to expect entering pirtis? Is it difficalt to learn it? etc.

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We invite you to take a look to Lithuanian bathing traditions and our education system. 

Meeting time

The meeting will start 7 PM GMT, 9PM Eastern Europea time on this page. You will have to login to the page to be able to see it.

Presented by

Bath masters, teachers, authors of the book „Pirtis“ Rimas Kavaliauskas, and Birutė Masiliauskienė.

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