With september concluded, more than 240,000 pilgrims have gathered their compostela, exceeding the same period in last Holy Year
The Pilgrim Office has already revealed data influx of pilgrims for the recently ended September, a month that ends with 40,157 people who have picked up their compostela in Santiago. These data contrast with 36,870 in the same month last Xacobeo 2010, year in which inevitably be compared to this 2016, because everything indicates that the record figures of 272,412 pilgrims who will fight then reached.
Throughout 2016, declared Year of Mercy by Pope Francisco, have passed month numbers of 2010 except in August, so everything indicates that the total numbers of the year will be between 280,000 and 290,000 pilgrims. Unless unexpected rise, is not expected to exceed 300,000 pilgrims this year, a figure however is expected to exceed before the next Holy Year of 2021.
September is key to provide the total numbers of pilgrims each year will mark the Camino de Santiago. This is because the greater influx of people walking the pilgrimage route to Santiago is located between April and September (both included), favored by the softer and warmer temperatures. At the end of September, down dramatically the influx of pilgrims so the numbers achieved to this point are a good barometer to assess the full year.
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