What exactly is a Holy Year?


A forum member ask:

I walked the Camino Frances in 2003 and again in 2007 and was thinking about doing the northern route in May 2010. . .until I realised it is a Holy Year. What exactly IS a Holy Year, why is it so popular, and how much will it affect traffic for the whole year? Especially on the northern route?”

Read more about what is a holy year on the Camino forum here.