XACOBEO 2021 AND THE JACOBEAN YEARS
The Compostela Holy Year is a moment of great importance for believers, and the highlight of everything the Camino de Santiago represents.
Its origins date back to the late Middle Ages, and since then, every year when 25 July (the feast of Saint James the Apostle) falls on a Sunday is considered to be a Compostela Holy Year. This only happens fourteen times every century.
Xacobeo 2021 encompasses the tremendous cultural, social and touristic dynamism generated by an event of such a magnitude. It is a great opportunity to define and spread the uplifting values of the Camino de Santiago, and also to promote its role in regenerating this land. It is noteworthy that the Año Xacobeo 2021 has been declared an event of exceptional public interest.
The Compostelian Jubilee Year lasts for twelve months, starting on 31 December, when the Holy Door opens, and continuing for the following twelve months. This period represents an opportunity for renewal and spiritual purification.