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The Eve of Epiphany

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Epiphany, also known as Theophany, is celebrated in Russia on January 19. On this day, believers dive into holes cut in ice over rivers and lakes. The bathing sites are blessed by Orthodox priests.

Epiphany, also known as Theophany, is celebrated in Russia on January 19. On this day, believers dive into holes cut in ice over rivers and lakes. The bathing sites are blessed by Orthodox priests.

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