A woman dressed in traditional folk costume smiles as she takes part in an Epiphany day celebration in Bitushe village. Bitushe practises a different Epiphany tradition. Instead of jumping into the water to retrieve a cross thrown by a priest, the village's women carry homemade bread on their heads while dressed in folk costumes to mark the welfare and health of their families. 

 

 

Villagers dressed in traditional folk costumes take part in an Epiphany day celebration in Bitushe village. Bitushe practises a different Epiphany tradition. Instead of jumping into the water to retrieve a cross thrown by a priest, the village's women carry homemade bread on their heads while dressed in folk costumes to mark the welfare and health of their families.

 

 

Villagers dressed in traditional folk costumes take part in an Epiphany day celebration in Bitushe village, about 150km west from the capital Skopje. Bitushe practises a different Epiphany tradition. Instead of jumping into the water to retrieve a cross thrown by a priest, the village's women carry homemade bread on their heads while dressed in folk costumes to mark the welfare and health of their families.

 

 

Villagers dressed in traditional folk costumes take part in an Epiphany day celebration in Bitushe village, about 150km west from the capital Skopje. Bitushe practises a different Epiphany tradition. Instead of jumping into the water to retrieve a cross thrown by a priest, the village's women carry homemade bread on their heads while dressed in folk costumes to mark the welfare and health of their families.