The Divina Pastora Fair a festivity of a religious character which has deep roots in jaen, is held on 5 September and days later, in October, the San Lucas Fair has the honour of closing the bullfighting season in Andalusia which it does with beautiful exhibitions of rejoneo (mounted bullfighting or with horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of Jaen. And just so nobody gets bored at these fiestas there is an assortment of events: the international Chess Open Tournament or the Milla International de otoño race.
Honour must go though to El Abuelo during Holy Week which has
been declared of tourist interest. In the pre-dawn hours of good
Friday in the streets of Jaen all you hear is I’m going
with El Abuelo and not without reason. The departure and the journey
with Nuestro padre Jesus Nazareno sharpen the senses and increase
the fervour of the brotherhood members.