Rescuers told the Ukrainians how to swim on Epiphany

On the eve of the Epiphany, which is celebrated on 19 January, rescuers reminded the Ukrainians on the rules of safe behaviour on water objects.

On Wednesday January 18, the press service of Goschs.

«On January 19 in Ukraine has one of the most important religious holidays – Epiphany. In this day people flock to the ponds to plunge into the icy water. To avoid the occurrence of hazardous events in each region defined by the official place where you can come and swim. There are lifeguards, divers, SES and healthcare workers. On the waters of the country’s installed 928 rescue posts. In General, January 19 on watch on the water bodies is 2838 rescuers and 541 units of equipment of the SES», — stated in the message.

In addition, before all regions of Ukraine rescuers carried out preventive work with the population and taught them the rules of safe behaviour on water objects during the celebration of Baptism.

In Goschs noted that it is strictly forbidden to dive into the water in our places, also forbidden to enter into water in an alcohol intoxication.

Three dives in the 10 seconds will be enough after bathing is necessary to keep warm by rubbing body with a towel. After the procedure, you need to change into dry clothes and drink hot tea.

Rescuers also recommend wishing to swim not to dive immediately into the water, and go into the hole gently and slowly.

Very carefully to make sure.


Christians of the Eastern rite celebrate Epiphany, or Theophany, on 19 January. This is the third, largest and final feast of the Christmas-new year cycle. In people, it has several names: the Baptism, Vadose, Jordan, Ordan.

Epiphany is trehdnevnoe. It, like Christmas, starts lean kutya on Christmas Eve; the day of the Baptism, or Jordan, and the next day — John the Baptist.

This holiday remembers and honors the Gospel event of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the river Jordan by Saint John the Baptist. The Scripture says that during the baptism of Jesus from heaven in the form of a white dove the Holy Spirit and heard the voice of God, so the feast is called Epiphany.

In all the churches for Baptism served a Festive Liturgy, which culminates in the great blessing of water in the same way as the consecration before, Epiphany eve. The rite of consecration of the water originated from the first times of Christianity the example of Jesus Christ, who sanctified the waters of the Jordan.

Water, consecrated on 18 and 19 January, called Epiphany, or Jordan. Sciatica that it has the same effect when applied: it is consecrated churches and homes, give drink to the sick, keep in the house during the year until the next Epiphany.

One of the traditions of this festival is the procession to the baptismal hole, which is called Jordan, and mass bathing in it.

The people there were many omens associated with Baptism. If the day is clear and cold weather to the dry summer, cloudy and snowy – to a plentiful harvest. During the consecration of the water is snow – well will swarm bees and ear bread. If starry night to harvest nuts and berries. For Baptism for the last time, singing Christmas carols. In the old days, after the feast has started a new wedding season, which lasted until lent.

Rescuers told the Ukrainians how to swim on Epiphany 19.01.2017

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