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Published:January 20th, 2013 11:13 EST
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Moscow Officials Ban Drunks From Participating In Epiphany Baths

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Moscow officials said  `drunk people` will not be allowed to take part in the traditional Epiphany bathing in ice-cold water.

The Epiphany celebrates Jesus Christ`s baptism in the Jordan River and the revelation of his divine nature."

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This isn`t an obscure religious ritual, more than 120,880 Muscovites participated in 2012.

I would hate to make a mockery of a religious ritual, but there is no way I would take a dip in ice-cold water without being drunk as a skunk.

If drunk people will not be allowed to take part in the traditional Epiphany bathing ceremony that rules out most Russians, Christians and non-believers, from participating.

I`ve just had an epiphany, only about 120 Muscovites will take the plunge this year.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/01/18/Drunkenness-banned-at-Moscow-Epiphany-baths/UPI-75971358541196/#ixzz2IWni4zrs

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