In the gospel, John 4 describes Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritans. Jesus chose to go through Samaria on his way to Galilee, even though many religious people avoided the area entirely.
After walking all day, he stopped by a well outside a town called Sychar, and sent his disciples into the city to buy food. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus asked her for a drink. She was surprised, since Jews and Samaritans normally never shared common drinking vessels.