What about going in a Holy Year ?

Numbers arriving at Santiago have been rising steadily since 1986, with peaks in Holy Years (years in which St James's Day, 25 July, falls on a Sunday).

See Pilgrim Office Statistics for details of compostelas granted each year to give you an idea of the additional pilgrims walking in Holy Years:

On the whole, and unless you have a strong reason for going in a Holy Year, we would advise you against it.

2021 will be the next Holy Year.


Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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