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The Cross Toss in Bulgaria

By Linda Tancs

Today marks the Feast of the Epiphany, popularly celebrated as the twelfth day following Christmas when the three kings visited with baby Jesus.  In Sofia, Bulgaria, the event is marked with a dive into an icy cold lake to retrieve a cross thrown by an Eastern Orthodox priest.  The winning recipient risks a little momentary hypothermia for the promise of a blessing of good health throughout the year.  The losers had better take their vitamins.

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