"Vodici" (Epiphany)

Vodici – Epiphany - it is celebrated on 19th of January. There is a morning service in the church. The church flags are brought out in front of the crowd together with the priest and they are headed to the springs. Everybody carries a vessel of some sort to fill it with christened water. The priest throws the cross into the water and many boys jump into the water to catch it. This act is very interesting because the springs are filled with water but the temperature is bellow zero. There are over 2ooo viewers and they all anticipate for the one that will find the cross in the water. Once a boy finds the cross he kisses it and crosses himself, after that people get in line a kiss the cross too, but give the boy some money for good fortune.