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In this stamp Floreano becomes a pilgrim to, hand in hand with Correos, accompany us in the celebration of the Holy Year or Xacobeo in this 2021. Good way!
The Xacobeo, also called Jacobean Year, Holy Year or Jubilee Year, is celebrated when the feast of the Apostle Santiago (July 25) falls on a Sunday. It is then that pilgrims are allowed to visit the tomb of the Apostle in the Cathedral of Santiago and get plenary indulgence or forgiveness of all sins. This forgiveness of sins, also called Jubilee by the Catholic Church, can only be done in five cities of the world: Compostela, Rome, Jerusalem, Santo Toribio and Caravaca de la Cruz.
Usually the Xacobeo Year is every 5 or 6 years, and sometimes, you have to wait up to 11 years to be able to live a Xacobeo.
In addition, in each Holy Year there is the opening of the Holy Door, to officially begin the Jubilee Year: The archbishop strikes three times with a silver hammer on the wall of the Holy Door, as a symbol of the hardness of the Way that leads there. He then asks permission to enter the Apostle and then the wall is torn down. The Holy Door remains open for the next 12 months.
On this occasion the protagonist of the stamp is Floreano, who, dressed in his pilgrim's cape, his staff and pumpkin, leans on a sign of the Camino de Santiago. This mythical character, created by the cartoonist Gogue, has been animating readers of the Vigo Lighthouse with his vignettes for years.
Product Philately Correos
Format: Stamp in pack of 5
Material: Coated, gummed, phosphorescent paper
Seal size: 28.8 x 40.9 mm (vertical)
Postal value of the stamp: Rate B (sold in pack of 5 stamps)
Release Date: May 27, 2021
Print run: 160,000 stamps
Product exempt from VAT .
How can I live the Camino with Correos?
In https://www .elcaminoconcorreos .com/es/ you can find useful information to do the Camino, and also know the services we offer you in Correos to make it easier for you as a pilgrim, for example:
· the Paq Bicicleta, which allows you to send your bike to the starting point of the road, or return it at the end.
· the PaqPilgrim, to send your packages or suitcases and pick them up at the point of the road that interests you most.
· the Consigna de Santiago, to leave your backpack, bike or cane in the Plaza del Obradoiro and move lighter around the city
What other products of the Camino do you have?
Here you can find more products to accompany you on your Way, souvenirs and objects to prepare your route.