Orthodox Christians in Russia have plunged into icy waters to have a good time the Epiphany vacation.
Epiphany is marked on 19 January in Russia, in remembrance of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, which in keeping with the Orthodox calendar occurred on at the present time.
It is one of many oldest holidays on the Christian calendar and a serious celebration within the predominantly Orthodox nation.
“I used to be very afraid after I got here right here as a result of that is the primary time I am plunging [into freezing water],” heart specialist Evgenia Kazantseva stated.
“I simply went there and walked in, and it was very nice. Now, there’s a slight trembling and tingling within the legs. But it surely’s very heat, even scorching.”
Yulia Averkina, who works as a supervisor, stated she was praying for happiness and well being.
“Could everybody be wholesome, might the whole lot be positive for everybody. [I’m here with] solely good intentions and I take into consideration having the braveness to enter the water.”
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