Qasr el Yahud

This baptism site is situated where the Jordan River flows into the plains of Jericho. Here, over two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. This site is considered one of the most important Christian sites in Israel, where baptizing ceremonies are conducted throughout the year, as flocks of believers arrive from all over the world. Pilgrimage to the site reaches its peak on the day of the Epiphany, when thousands of pilgrims gather into a colorful procession, wearing a variety of costumes while singing, playing musical instruments and dancing.