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.
From April 2013: every Friday at 19:30 (except on Good Friday)
Set dates January 6: Epiphany Easter Sunday: in 2015, April 5 Ascension of Our Lord: in 2015, May 14 May 23: Anniversary of the Battle of Clavijo Pentecost (50 days after Easter): in 2015, May 24 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 2015, November 22 December 8: Immaculate Conception December 25: Christmas December 30: Arrival of the Holy Apostle
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