On 6th of January, Bulgaria celebrates St. Jordan’s Day (Epiphany). The feast has different names in different regions of Bulgaria – Bogoyavlenie, Krashtenie Gospodne or Yordanovden. On this day everyone who wants to be healthy bathes on the river.

A series of events to mark the fest were celebrated in Burgas. The program began with a festive liturgy, served at St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church.


Continued the ritual of saving the cross, which is performed every year on the Burgas Bridge.

 St. Jordan’s Day - 2020

St. Jordan’s Day Burgas

St. Jordan’s Day Burgas

 St. Jordan’s Day -2020

Due to the bad weather this year, the participants in the ritual threw themselves into the water from the shore instead of from the bridge as usual . The youngest of the participants was 17 years old and the oldest was 51 years old.

The cross was take out by 22-year-old Burgas Yakim Georgiev.

On this date this year marks the 171 anniversary of the birth of the Bulgarian poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev.