Icy epiphany in Bulgaria

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By Euronews
Icy epiphany in Bulgaria

It was an icy party in central Bulgaria on Sunday as residents of Kalofer took part in traditional epiphany celebrations.

The lucky person who picks up a wooden cross thrown by the local priest is guaranteed a healthy new year according to Orthodox custom.

The bagpipe playing folk singing festivities were banned in the communist era - but are now seen as a part of the nation’s cultural heritage.