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Ukrainians take icy dip to celebrate Orthodox Christian Epiphany (PHOTOS)

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A man attaches an icon to a cross made out of ice before a celebration of Orthodox Christian Epiphany at the Dnipro River near Vyshhorod, just north of Kyiv, on Jan. 19
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

People plunged into a cross-shaped hole cut in the ice in the Dnipro River near Vyshhorod, just north of Kyiv, on Jan. 19, as part of the celebration of Orthodox Christian Epiphany. The religious festival commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River.

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