TOPENCAROV GOT THE CROSS, AGAIN
The Macedonian Festival of Epiphany, or 'The Blessing of the Waters' in Ohrid, is held every year on January 19. This is the special occasion when many daring young Macedonian men brave the cold water to dive for a cross after it has been blessed by a priest and thrown into the Ohrid Lake.
This year about 1000 people joined the festivity, however one young man, Mitko Topencarov, was the lucky one who caught the cross before the eyes of about 20.000 visitors. Mitko has caught the cross for the 4th time already!
Many people were not satisfied of how the festivity went, because only a part of all contestants were having the chance to jump of a boat, on which the priest was trowing the cross, and the rest had to jump from the shore which is more far away, thus less chance to grab it first.
MD: Bravo to Mitko, again, however it is not how it used to be, today some are even using flippers and diving masks, which is not really fair!