Epiphany in Russia

Speaking about Russian traditions: on January,19 a lot of Russian people celebrate Epiphany. Many people go to rivers, lakes or ponds. There, special holes in form of a cross are made in the ice. They are called “Jordan”. Men, women and even children dive into Jordan despite of frost. Such frosts are called “Epiphany frosts”.. But people aren’t afraid of frost. The Epiphany water is believed to cure all diseases.