SNAPSHOT: THE SAN ISIDRO ANNUAL FIESTAS & FOURTH CENTENNIAL! »
Madrid is having one of its most beloved fiestas, the fiesta honoring its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. But this year it isn't just the annual celebration. It's, more importantly, the fourth centennial of the Madrileño saint's canonization (1622-2022). The Holy See has declared that the Holy Year of San Isidro (Año Santo de San Isidro) be celebrated from 15 May 2022 to 15 May 2023.
XACOBEO 2021-2022, YOUR SHORTCUT TO HEAVEN »
The Xacobeo grants pilgrims who visit the tomb of St. James the Greater in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence. That is to say, the forgiveness of all their sins so that if they die after receiving the indulgence they won't have to go through Purgatory but go straight to Heaven. Plenary indulgence apart, Xacobeo 2021-2022 is full of festivities and activities along the several routes of the Camino.