Doing the Camino de Santiago in 2021
There are many pilgrims who are clear that in 2021 they will do the Camino de Santiago to live the Holy Year. The last celebration took place in 2010, when almost 300,000 people made pilgrimage to the tomb of Santiago the Apostle, twice as many as in 2009.
Today, and given the high popularity achieved by the Camino de Santiago during the last years, worldwide, the number of pilgrims that arrive in Compostela each year is around that figure. It is to be hoped, therefore, that during Xacobeo 2021, almost 600,000 people will travel the routes on the Camino de Santiago.
Below, we’ll tell you about the most important events that will happen on the Camino de Santiago in 2021 and what the Holy Year consists of, the greatest celebration of pilgrim culture and tradition.
What is celebrated on the Camino de Santiago in 2021
In Santiago de Compostela, every year on 25th July, the transfer of the remains of Santiago the Apostle to Galicia is celebrated. That day is known as the Day of Santiago the Apostle, a holiday that takes place in many localities of Spain, as explained in the post that we dedicate to the history of Santiago the Apostle.
Those years when Santiago the Apostle Day falls on a Sunday, they are considered holy years. In those years the Jacobeo or Xacobeo is celebrated, also called the Jubilee Year, Compostelano or The Compostela Holy Year, therefore next year corresponds to the 2021 jubilee.
And you, have you decided to do a pilgrimage next Holy Year? If so, we recommend you to do the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to get to Compostela. If you need help with the organization, leave your details and we will contact you.