Camino culture

Jacobean holy year

The Jacobean holy year is an key event of the Jacobean traditions. Pilgrims await it with impatience and it’s always celebrated in pomp and circumstance!
But why, how? Its meaning, history, rituals, celebration, effect on the Camino…
This post tells you everything about it!

Ultreia : meaning of a pilgrim’s cry

Ultreia! Here is a little word from Santiago’s vocabulary, just as strange as it is famous. Exchanged between pilgrims, printed on papers, carved into wood or rocks, you can see/hear it pretty much everywhere along the Ways. Let’s discover a medieval saying that managed to stay young!