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Finns are obsessed with sauna.

An important part of our obsession is saunavasta, a bunch of birch branches.

The best saunavasta are made during Midsummer by breaking a branch from seven different birches with your left hand.

The most enthusiastic sauna fans fill their freezers with saunavasta, so that they have them during the winter as well.

 

 

 

So what do you do with a saunavasta?

You soak it in water and then beat yourself with it to invigorate the blood circulation

 

 

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Finns are also obsessed with the proper name of the saunavihta ;)

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To clarify, people in eastern Finland call it saunavasta

 

 

 

and people in western Finland call it saunavihta. :)

 

 

Comment on this post

laundry shoot 05/02/2017 01:11

this is really nice to read..informative post is very good to read..thanks a lot!

jack elliot 05/02/2017 20:42

that was so kind of you