The ceremony was held in different places of the city on January 18 and 19. In the regional center, 8 places were arranged for baptismal ablutions. On the eve of the Epiphany and on Epiphany Day, the rite of the Great Blessing of the Waters was performed in all the churches of the Yekaterinodar diocese, at water bodies, near the fonts.
The most popular service was held in St. Catherine's Cathedral. Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidore held the Divine Liturgy. Among the parishioners of the vigil were the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev, Deputy Governor of the region Sergey Pulikovsky, Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov, first Vice-Mayor of the city Vitaly Kosenko and ataman of the Yekaterinodar district Cossack society, Vice-Mayor of Krasnodar Alexei Gorbenko.
Citizens had an opportunity to immerse in water at specially prepared places of ablution in the evening of January 18, and also during the day on January 19. One of the most popular fonts — on the Kuban River near the Church of Holy Nativity — was open until 16:00. In total, 7 large bathing places were arranged in the city.
One of the most numerous divine services took place in St.Catherine Cathedral. The worship service was carried out by Metropolitan of Yekaterinodar and Kuban Isidore. The Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev and the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov together with parishioners kept vigil at night.
The participants marched down Krasnaya Street from the garden square of Marshal Zhukov to the Eternal Flame with portraits of their relatives — participants of the Great Patriotic War. People's column was welcomed by the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Region Yuri Burlachko and the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov.
A grand passing of the parade squads, military and retro-equipment dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War took place on Theatre Square. The celebration was attended by the Governor of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Region Yuri Burlachko and the Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov.
On the Day of the defender of Fatherland the solemn ceremony was participated by the Governor of Krasnodar Region Veniamin Kondratiev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly Yuri Burlachko, Mayor of Krasnodar Evgeny Pervyshov and Chairman of the City Duma Vera Galushko. More than 3 thousand people came to the Eternal Flame.