Occasion and Festival Shower

Showers become an integral part during an occasion or a festival. Sometimes it is before the event, sometimes during the event and sometimes after! But all in all, it is present at some stage or the other.

There have been several civilizations such as the Egyptians, The Romans, The Victorians and a few others who considered bath an important and integral part of an occasion or a festival.

Occasion Shower

Shower could be an important part of important occasions such as Marriage or some religious festivity in some countries in India. Prior to Hindu marriages in India, the bride takes an elaborate bath using several ingredients such as turmeric, sandalwood etc. To add to this numerous natural things such as rose petals and rose water is used to endow that feeling on the individual.

Marriages which happen the Christian way too have the bride taking an elaborate bath or shower. Several scents, oils and soaps are available for a specific occasion such as marriage. These products not only enhance the joyous feeling pertaining to the occasion but heightens them.

In Western Europe, the Turkish bath as a method of cleansing the body and relaxation was particularly popular during the Victorian era. The process involved in taking a Turkish bath is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to the bathing practices of the Romans.

Festival shower

There are several festivals before or after which a shower becomes a necessity. A few of them are :

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr (Id al-Fitr) is linked with the Holy month of Ramadan. It signifies the end of the month of fasting.

In view of the great significance attached to this day of Eid, numerous traditions consisting of prayers and worship of God on this day, have been quoted from the Holy Prophet and his Ahl-al-Bait.

Taking a solemn bath (Ghusl) on the night preceding Eid is highly recommended (Sunnat). This is a night of great sanctity and profound virtues, and should be preferably spent in worship and prayer to God.