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The Interiod Designer

The Interiod Designer

Blessing of the Waters – Glenelg Greek Festival 2018

January 8, 2018

 

Article by Daljeet Bakshi and Sunaina Sharma

 

It’s an extremely important day and occasion on the Greek Orthodox calendar, and within the Orthodox community.
Located at Glenelg Foreshore, this special day celebrates the traditional and religious service of Blessing of the Waters.

Only Greek men take part in the Blessing of the Waters, where they dive from the jetty as the priest throws the cross deep into the ocean. The men must swim and seek the cross, and in the end promises the finder a year of good fortune and prosperity.

This is an significant day for Greek Orthodox people and community fun event. It’s a fascinating event that is unique, sacred. Each year it’s great event that has free entry and after the blessing some traditional food, Greek music, dance and entertainment.

Andreas , the lucky one who is blessed with special luck in 2018 after retrieving the cross .

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