Epiphany Day in Ohrid, Macedonia (51 images)

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MACEDONIA. 19.1.2016, OHRID, Lake Ohrid. Epiphany day on lake Ohrid. Orthodox Christians in Macedonia celebrate Epiphany day by diving into freezing water to retrieve a wooden crucifix, in a tradition dating back to Byzantine times.

More than 500 orthodox christians dived into the icy waters of lake Ohrid, the crucifix was retrieved by lucky 26-year-old Peter Rupeski.
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