International bath day is celebrated every year on June 14 to honor Archimedes, the Greek mathematician, who discovered the law of hydrostatics.

Archimedes discovered that "a body immersed in fluid loses weight equal to the weight of the amount of fluid it displaces." The legend says that the great scholar and mathematician was in a bath when he realized this principle behind hydrostatics. Archimedes is said to have jumped out of the bath screaming Eureka-meaning I have found it - as he ran through the streets of Syracuse in Greece.

Today, International Bath Day is marked as a day to remind people to enjoy a relaxing bath. Bath times are not just a time to unwind after a long day, it is a good self-care routine that often helps people to find new inspiration, ideas and discoveries like Archimedes.

Parents can introduce fun activities using bath toys to teach young children the basic principles of floatation.

International Bath Day is a good excuse to grab your favorite read and indulge in a nice long relaxing bubble bath. Here are some quotes from famous people across the world that will inspire you to soak yourself in a warm bath today.

courtesy: Brainy Quotes, Good Reads.

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1."I love to have a bath with beautiful, relaxing music on and have no rush to do anything. It's a wonderful indulgence, and it helps me to calm down and stop my mind running over time." Kylie Minogue.

2."My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath. I light a candle, and I turn on the news and try to catch up. It's when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me."-Vera Wang

3."Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you're juggling emails, rushing to meet the 5 P.M. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stress meeting. They come when you're walking the dog, soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock."-Carl Honore

4. "There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."- Sylvia Plath

5. "You can often wash your troubles away with the right kind of bath. Throw everything you have into the tub: bubble gels, bubble oils, bubble powders, bubble gum."-Henry Beard

6."It's important not to lay in a bubble bath drinking champagne. It's important to take part in what life's all about."-Lena Olin

7. "I find a bath meditative and usually prepare myself for the day in this manner."-Tom Ford

8.“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”- Dodie Smith