Russians celebrate Epiphany by Diving into Freezing Waters

Thousands of Russians have taken a dip in the icy waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the birth and baptism of Jesus.

CHR Comment: Here’s another example of this Eastern Orthodox practice, which was described in an earlier Epiphany post. Somehow I don’t think this will catch on in the West.

Source: Russians celebrate Epiphany by diving into freezing waters – The Washington Post