It is dedicated to the event of the baptism of Jesus Christ in Jordan. Baptism was performed by John the Baptist. By tradition Russia winter swimming is part of the celebration of the Epiphany on this day. For the Epiphany bathing, the consecrated fonts and the ice-hole are usually created. In addition, this day all the water is sacred. Sanctified in the church water is drunk on this day on an empty stomach, and also store it in the Red corner of the house all year, using for sanctification and healing. During the Epiphany swimming you need to plunge thrice with your head, saying a prayer: "In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
This day you could not wash, and also work. This day of Baptism is intended for humility, purification from mental and physical pollution. Thoughts are sent to unity, tolerance, mutual assistance, gratitude to God and people, peace of mind and peace.