I was browsing around on DayLife.com, and found photos of this interesting celebration. Here is the photo description:
“Macedonian Jovan Delov triumphantly shows the cross he pulled out of the waters of the lake Ohrid during the traditional holiday of Epiphany in Ohrid on January 19, 2011. Macedonians celebrate the Baptism of Christ with Orthodox Christian priests consecrating the waters of lakes and rivers by throwing a cross in it and men diving to find it. According to the belief, the one who finds the cross has a year of good luck” (source).
I couldn’t help but notice that the guy who ends up finding the cross is the only one wearing goggles!
The one who finds the cross will have a year of good luck, but I don’t think he needs it – he’s already got brains!