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Pilgrim arrivals first quarter

falcon269

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#4
Easter pilgrims were in March this year. Last year they were in April. That skews the quarterly statistics quite a bit. When we can compare the first four months of each year, it will be a more valid statistic (and the numbers will be up after records in January and February) than the "gee whiz" of the newspaper article. The decade-long steady increase is quite amazing. Repeat pilgrimages are becoming standard, so that is a factor. If returning pilgrims lose interest for whatever reasons, the steady growth may stop. Many enjoy their first camino enough that they want to walk the alternatives, so there is a lot of growth in the non-Frances statistics.

We don't have to understand it to enjoy it! Still, it provides food for thought, keeping our minds active while our bodies prepare for the next walk...
 
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#5
I agree with Falcon. Let's see the stats a month from now and look at four months, year-to-date, side-by-side. After that, THEN we can collectively go into Chicken Little mode...:eek:
 

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