zaterdag 7 januari 2017

midwinter waterrituelen in het koude oosten

Believers dressed in national costumes sing and dance in the icy water of the river Tundzha as they celebrate Epiphany day, a Christian festival, in the town of Kalofer, Bulgaria, on Friday. Traditionally, an Eastern Orthodox priest throws a cross in the river, and it is believed that the one who retrieves it will be healthy through the year.

Valentina Petrova/AP

A participant wearing Kokoshnik, traditional Russian headwear, climbs out of the water during a winter swimming festival in the town of Podolsk, south of Moscow, on Thursday. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

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