Año Santo Jacobeo 2021
Santiago de Compostela celebrates in 2021 for the 120th time a “Año Santo Jacobeo” (in German:“Holy Compostelan Year”). It has been celebrated since the Middle Ages whenever the anniversary of St. James falls on a Sunday. On this day, the so-called “Puerta de Perdón” the “Door of Grace,” a Romanesque portal on the east side of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, opens.
On July 25, 2021, the time has come again. With the beginning of the year 2021, pilgrimage walking on the paths of the pilgrims of St. James - the “Starry Path/
A tradition in the mirror of the present
Traditions preserved over centuries, however, are always looking for a mirror, for reflections in the present. Only in this way can they keep their very own meaning alive in the future. An Año Santo Jacobeo of the present could therefore also stand for a new attitude, a reflected thinking and acting.
What is meant is a pilgrimage which, in search of more meaning in life and spirituality, is also associated with a very personal commitment to a humanitarian and peaceful Europe! This takes on a special meaning especially in a time of crisis.
In this spirit, we welcome all people who are on the road in the Año Santo Jacobeo 2021 on the “Starry Path/