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Epiphany Celebration In Tarpon Springs

Tens of thousands of people will descend on the quiet city of Tarpon Springs to celebrate the Epiphany, which honors the Baptism of Jesus Christ by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan.


A Greek Orthodox swimmer kisses the wooden cross in the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2011(Photo credit: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Epiphany Festival Draws Crowds to Tarpon Springs

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — In a spectacle repeated every Jan. 6 for more than a century, dozens of teenage boys set out from the stately Greek Orthodox cathedral in this Florida Gulf Coast town to seek God’s blessing in the chilly waters of a bayou several blocks away.

CBS Tampa–01/04/2012

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