Individuals around Greece gathered together along the nation’s waters on January 6 for an ice cool dip right into the sea.
Rivals fight to recover a wood cross tossed right into the sea by a clergyman.
The practice– or else called the True blessing of the Seas Day– happens yearly to commemorate the day of Surprise
A clergyman, bordered by anxious boys as well as young boys, tosses a cross right into the sea, either from the harbour or from a watercraft drifting on the water.
The 2nd the cross leaves the clergyman’s hand, the scuba divers delve into the freezing water to capture the cross. The fortunate one that locates as well as returns the cross gets a true blessing from the clergyman.
Extensively taken into consideration to be a spiritual, commemorative act, the jumps are accomplished to celebrate the baptism of Christ as well as to honor the waters.