January, 19 Center for International Educational Programs showed "Winter Epiphany bathing" to international students
Yesterday our students got acquainted with one of the exotic Russian traditions of "Winter Epiphany bathing."
CIEP students are the most courageous and inquisitive persons, so many of them did not want just to see the hole, but dip in the holy water. The procedure gave them a lot of energy and bright emotions!
Before bathing our teachers made an entertaining and educational games master class, where they spoke about the Christmas and Epiphany traditions. Teachers showed how Russians do wondering on Christmas and how they swim in the icy water of the hole.
Russian public wholeheartedly supported the brave foreigners for the first time were making Epiphany bathing. We could see how people literally dips into the traditions of other cultures.