This time of the year is the end of the harvest season; the days start getting shorter, the weather gets colder... In short, the end of octubre (October)-beginning of noviembre (November) marks the transition into otoño (autumn) and invierno (winter). There are several celebrations that are related to this fact. We don't celebrate Halloween as such … Continue reading Samaín
Maybe you've been walking for weeks. Or days. Maybe you've walked 800km to get to Santiago de Compostela. Or 100. Maybe you've done your Camino in one go. Or you've done it over a few years, a section at a time. It doesn't really matter. Arriving in Santiago, entering the Plaza del Obradoiro and … Continue reading Santiago de Compostela
La Semana Santa (Easter) is one of the main religious celebrations in Spain. Unlike la Navidad (or other holidays, religious or not), it doesn't have fixed dates. Instead, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring (between 22 de marzo (March 22) and 25 de abril (April 25)). Each Spanish region, … Continue reading La Semana Santa
The winter months are typically a quieter period in the Camino de Santiago. There are few pilgrims walking and many albergues are closed. However, some of you decide to walk around this time of the year and I thought you might like to know what to expect during Christmas. First of all, you should be … Continue reading ¡Feliz Navidad!