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.
2016: every Friday at 19:30 (except on Good Friday)
Set dates January 6: Epiphany. Easter Sunday. Ascension of Our Lord. May 23: Anniversary of the Battle of Clavijo. Pentecost (50 days after Easter). 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). 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