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FEAST OF JORDAN

THE UKRAINIANS CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF JORDAN ( JANUARY 19 AND 20 BY
JULIAN CALENDAR ) BY AN IMPRESSIVE CHURCH SERVICE AND THE BLESSING
OF WATER, COMMEMORATING THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST IN THE JORDAN RIVER BY
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. IN UKRAINE, THIS CEREMONY IS HELD ON A
RIVER OR CREEK WHERE A LARGE CROSS OF ICE IS SET UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 19
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 20

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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