National Shower with a Friend Day
National Shower with a Friend Day is observed next on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 (69 days from today).
National Shower with a Friend Day is a holiday that pretty well illustrates how a holiday can be started with one intention and then turned into something else over time. This holiday was first started to encourage people to take a shower. Well, that was the intention of this vacation. While many people may still be celebrating the holiday that way, there are actually some who can literally celebrate the holiday by taking a bath with a friend. And why not? After all, February is a cold month, and showering can be a lonely endeavor, so why not show it off to your spouse or other person?
National Shower with a Friend Day’s history
It's National Shower with a Friend Day! Does that get your attention? The creator of this day, New Wave Enviro, certainly hopes so. Based in Denver, Colorado, the company sells water filters, reusable water bottles, and sustainable lunch boxes. While today's holiday might be spent showering with friends, the real reason it was created was as a marketing gimmick to sell shower filters.
You see, New Wave Enviro believes that water should be filtered to remove chlorine. They assert that chlorine is harmful and that more chlorine is absorbed through the skin and lungs from bathing than from drinking water. They have suggested that its harmful effects include irritating the lungs and stripping proteins from the skin and hair - making the skin dry and itchy. What is the solution to the problem? One of their shower filters, of course, removes chlorine and hydrogen sulfide, reduces heavy metals and softens the water.
New Wave Enviro has said that:
"Winter is the coldest and loneliest season of the year. With daylight waning and Valentine's Day in the center, February often makes people feel melancholy." National Bathing Day with Friends "was announced and recognized as a National Holiday. This National Memorial Day will be celebrated on February 5 every year. It was created to put a little bit of humor into it in the season while also serving to educate people about the benefits of fresh and filtered water bathing."
Before the founding of National Shower with a Friend Day, New Wave Enviro held a "Dry Skin" sale every February. With the addition of holidays to the sale, the company's goal is for people to arrive on Valentine's Day with smooth and silky skin. While it's possible to shower with a significant other or a friend, the New Wave Enviro seems to imply that it's the shower that you need to be showered with, saying, "Make the winter become smoother and softer by getting your new friend and never having a lonely bath again.”
Facts about Showering
Learn what are some fascinating facts about showering? If you do, then you are in luck. On the other hand, if you don't want to learn new information, then you can always move on to the next section.
- On average, Americans get between 6.6 and 6.7 showers per week.
- The average shower lasts about 14 minutes.
- Males tend to bathe more often than females. Women tend to shower more than men.
- 58% of Americans shower in the morning.
- 68% of people admit to using the shower to relax.
- It is estimated that 73% of all Americans have shared a shower with their partner.
- 48% of women with male spouses said that not cleaning the shower was their biggest complaint about their partner.
- While 37% of consumers want to use water more responsibly, they don't want to sacrifice shower performance to save water.
How to celebrate National Shower with a Friend Day
Consumers who may choose to celebrate this holiday can do so in a number of different ways. They can use the holiday as intended and install a filter on their shower to filter out chlorine and other impurities. That would be an acceptable use of the holiday. However, they can also choose to work to save water by taking the opportunity to bathe with their partner. After all, when two people share the same shower, they only use half the amount of water. Don't forget as you're celebrating this day, use the hashtag #NationalShowerWithAFriendDay on your social media accounts as you celebrate the day on February 5th.
ObservedNational Shower with a Friend Day has been observed annually on February 5th.
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Friday, February 5th, 2021
Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Monday, February 5th, 2024
New Wave Enviro in July 2014