|Not exactly a bath but quite close.|
Did you know that Bulgarians congratulate each other upon having a bath?
The odd salutation is 'Честитa баня!' [chestita banya] and literally means 'Happy Bath!'. Ideally, it should be said when the person in question is still damp after his/her cleansing experience.
According to my Bulgarian trainer Ani, the custom was mentioned in G.B.Shaw's play about the Balkan Wars 'Arms and the Man', although, after quickly scanning the text, I was not able to find any evidence. Try it, and perhaps you might have more luck than I did.
Meanwhile, Happy Bath.
|Water, Veliko Tarnovo.|