When can you see it in action?
The “Botafumeiro” censer follows a calendar of liturgical celebrations, during which it operates as part of the mass. Apart from these occasions, it has to be requested beforehand and paid for by individuals.
January 6: Epiphany
Easter Sunday: in 2013, March 31
Ascension of Our Lord: in 2013, May 9 (Botafumeiro on May 12)
May 23: Anniversary of the Battle of Clavijo
Pentecost (50 days after Easter): in 2013, May 19
July 25: Feast of St. James
August 15: Assumption
November 1: All Saints’ Day
Feast of Christ the King (Sunday before the first Sunday of Advent): in 2013, November 24
December 8: Immaculate Conception
December 25: Christmas
December 30: Arrival of the Holy Apostle
April-October 2013: every Friday at 19:30.
Requesting and booking the “Botafumeiro” censer
Requests for seeing the censer in action should be addressed to:
Oficina de Acogida de Peregrinos (Pilgrim Office)
Rúa do Vilar, 1
15705 Santiago de Compostela
Tel: (+34) 981 568 846