Many residents now decided to plunge into the cold waters of the Dnieper, on the occasion of the Orthodox holiday of Epiphany. Who from religious motives, who for the sake of a good photo and a selfie for social networks, and someone decided to check yourself for strength.
Traditionally, parishioners of the UOC-KP, the ritual consecration of the water held in Hydropark Patriarch Filaret. For parishioners of the UOC-KP on the waterfront Obolonska performed the ceremony, Metropolitan Onufry.
It is believed that on Epiphany any water gets curative properties, therefore, many plunged into the water without waiting for the official consecration of the Church.
Recall that among swimmers was the mayor of Kiev.