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10th Annual Three Kings Swim returns on Monday, January 6

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At noon on Monday, January 6, a group of swimmers will once again brave the icy waters for the 10th annual Three Kings Swim. The event is in celebration of Epiphany feast day.

The official journey starts with the swimmers parading through town in their swim attire before being delivered by boat mid-river in a spot which is said to be the spot which Jan Nepomucký, the patron saint of Bohemia, was drowned in 1393. The men will then swim approximately 200 meters to the shore where Charles Bridge Museum (a great vantage point for spectators). 

The Epiphany feast marks the end of the official end of the 12 days of Christmas. The day recalls the journey of the three wise men or Magi, also known as kings, to find Jesus in Bethlehem and present him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Last year’s event drew around fifty swimmers on a blustery, snowy day. Monday’s forecast is partly cloudy with a high of 3° and a low of -1°, which is warmer than last year – but still cold enough to freeze your crown jewels off.

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