No one knows sauna like the Finns — after all, they invented it. Sauna has been a big part of Finnish life and culture for centuries, and although Finns no longer give birth in it or bathe in it regularly, it’s just as important today as it was then: in a country of about 5 million people, there are 3 million saunas!
Naturally, sauna has found its way into language as well. Finnish has tons of proverbs and sayings that show just how important sauna is. Scroll down to see a few of our favorites.