Tradition on display as Orthodox Christians mark Epiphany

STORY: Tradition was on full display as

Orthodox Christians marked the Epiphany

Location: Kalofer, Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, dozens of men took to this icy river

while wearing traditional clothes

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

These swimmers braved Istanbul’s waters

to retrieve a wooden crucifix

(Thanos Apostolakis, 21-year-old swimmer)

"I feel very proud and really happy that I get the cross here in Istanbul and yeah, that's it."

Location: Venice, Italy

Rowers dressed as witches took part

in the traditional Epiphany regatta in Venice

Location: Madrid, Spain

An annual parade featuring the

Three Wise Men was the highlight in Madrid

as children used bags, pillowcases

and even umbrellas to catch candy