Woman jumps into water in protest at financial problems during Epiphany ceremony

A 60-year-old woman jumped into the water during the traditional religious ceremony celebrating Epiphany on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes on Monday, allegedly in protest at the financial problems she and her family were facing.

According to reports, the woman, who was standing near the area reserved for officials during the ceremony at the port of Mandraki, threw herself into the water fully clothed when the island’s bishop, who was blessing the waters, threw the crucifix into the sea.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.