The Feast of Saint James the Apostle

Diversity Atlas


July 25


12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The Feast of Saint James the Apostle is a cultural holiday celebrated in Spain, particularly in Galicia, where it is a public holiday. Saint James is the patron saint of Santiago de Compostela, and the festivities in his honor last for two weeks, starting ten days before his feast day on July 25th. The celebrations include a full program of exhibitions, theatre, and music performances. The holiday has both religious and cultural significance, and it is an opportunity for the people of Galicia to come together and celebrate their heritage. It is a time to honor Saint James, reflect on his teachings, and enjoy the rich cultural traditions of the region.