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  1. Albertinho

    Semana Santa in Santiago

  2. Heather1

    St. James Feast Day and Demophobia

    Timing and St. James Feast Day Hello, planning for a camino with my son in July is evolving. I‘m wondering about crowds and Feast Day. Neither of us really feel comfortable in large crowds (this is unrelated and related to covid) and one of the reasons we are walking the Camino is because we...
  3. K

    Feast Day of Santiago 2022?

    Hello! I was wondering if anyone knew about the celebrations in Santiago this year. July 25th is a Monday, so I wasn't sure if the celebrations would be starting on Friday, or if they begin Monday and continue on into the week. Any insights are appreciated!
  4. Camino Lily

    LIVE from the Camino Semana Santa in Santiago

    First time back since 2013 and being here during Holy Week is so special. I've enjoyed the processions and celebrations in the cathedral. Watching the arrival of pilgrims throughout the day being greeted by the bagpipes was a joy. I vividly recall my own journey so many years ago and am overcome...
  5. Anniesantiago

    Semana Santa in Manresa

    Joe and I had a great time today visiting St. Ignatius’ cave and also attending the Semana Santa Good Friday observances tonight. I took a lot of great photos and video that I will put in my blog tomorrow. Tomorrow is a partial rest day for us. We may try to visit the Comarcal Museum that was...
  6. Eve Alexandra

    Holy Week and food

    I noticed today that several grocery stores are closing at 3pm on Thursday and not opening again until Saturday morning (Holy Thursday and Good Friday). I got my rations for today and tomorrow morning but I’m more than a little concerned that nothing is going to be open when I get to my Albergue...
  7. Albertinho

    Semana Santa in Santiago

    Some images of the processions on Palm Sunday in Santiago
  8. Camino Lily

    Easter 2022 in Santiago

    Finally making a trip to Santiago de Compostela for Easter. While I won't be walking the Camino, looking forward to experiencing such a special celebration during the Holy Year. What time do you have to arrive to get a seat for Easter mass in the cathedral? Do you need a pass like the Vatican...
  9. Stephan the Painter

    Where to spend Easter on the Camino Frances?

    I’ll be arriving in Madrid March 30, 2022.I had planned to spend a few days there and/or go somewhere warm in the south(Cadiz!) to spend a few days on the beach to warm my body after a cold northern winter.☃️ But then I want to start the Camino From Roncevalles. I’m quite flexible so I’m trying...
  10. Rowie

    Easter in Porto. Opening hours

    Hello We are planning to be in Porto on Thurs 14th April, and would like to explore Porto on Good Friday. Would shops and restaurants be open on the Friday and would we be able to enjoy exploring easily? Are supermarkets open on the following days (Sat, Sun & Mon (Easter weekend)) We are heading...
  11. SarahPriestman

    Walking Schedule re: Easter, 2022

    I am thinking of walking from Porto to Santiago Ap 11-27, which is around Easter. Thoughts about that timing re reservations, crowds? Thank you.
  12. dreaminggypsy

    Santiago de Compostela on Easter?

    As I am sketching out our itinerary for a walking the Camino Portugues-It appears that we may be arriving in Santiago on Easter weekend… Sunday to be exact. Should I wait and stay somewhere else Easter Sunday and then arrive on the Monday after Easter? Would it be less busy? Thank you.
  13. E

    Easter in Lisbon 2022

    We fly into Lisbon on Good Friday (codfish dinner, yum) and have a four day lay-over to recover from travel before starting our Caminho in Porto on 23 April. Feeling very blessed to be able to spend Easter in such an amazing place as Lisbon. Wanted to know if anyone has insight into any special...
  14. michaelporourke

    Travel considerations during "Day of Asturias" (September 8, 2022) regional holiday

    Are public services and transportation closed throughout the Principality of Asturias on the Day of Asturias (taking place in 2022 on September 8th)? Based on what I read HERE it appears to be an enjoyable experience if you happen to be in a city such as Oviedo (street parties, outdoor music...
  15. michaelporourke

    When are San Mateo festivities in Oviedo?

    Does anyone know the September 2022 dates for the San Mateo festivities in Oviedo? I’ll begin my Primitivo in September in Oviedo and I am looking to avoid those dates and crowds. I’ve read it tends to be held the third week of September, but I wasn’t sure if it was the third FULL week of...
  16. LakeMcD

    Fall Camino - Festivals & Holidays

    I'm newly retired and am not tied to school schedules anymore, yahoo, my last 5 camino were all in the summer. We are planning a Fall (ish) camino with a start date window of late August to early September. Will start in SJPD and likely head up to Oviedo once we reach Leon to walk the...
  17. michaelporourke

    2022 San Froilán Festival in Lugo, Spain (Oct 4-12, 2022) - Is there an issue finding accommodation?

    Hi Fellow Pilgrims, I am planning to do the Camino Primitivo in September/October 2022 timeframe. I planned on having a rest day in Lugo. One of the 12-to-15-day time periods I am considering might have me walking through Lugo at the same time as the San Froilan Festival (taking place...
  18. rappahannock_rev

    25 July 2022

    I'm looking at several 7-10-day walk possibilities next summer, one of which would get me into SdeC in time for St. James' Day.... Now, over the years I've been fortunate enough to enjoy several fine Spanish festivals -- the Tres Burgos in Pamplona and the San Mateo in Logrono come to mind...
  19. B

    Avoiding Easter crowds 2022

    We are hoping to complete our Camino, from Burgos to SDC, in April/May 2022. Having got deeper into our seventies since our our pre-pandemic first stage, it'll be a slow walk - 6-8 weeks. We hope to walk all the way, carrying our own light as possible packs. Which means that we are likely to be...
  20. natefaith

    November 1 - Major Holiday

    Hi everyone, If you're walking right now, please note that next Monday, November 1, is a national holiday (All Saints' Day) in Spain, France, and Portugal. Many grocery stores and shops will be closed so plan accordingly. Buen Camino!