The town’s EASTER WEEK celebrations are one of its most unique features. These celebrations combine art, aesthetics and tradition in over thirty magnicently decorated oats (pasos) which the local people carry in procession through the streets on their shoulders to the beat of a drum.
The town’s unique version of this religious event includes the phenomena of devotion to the saints, which mark the processions; these take place in accordance with strict standards of respect and solemnity, enabling bottled up emotions to ow, making these celebrations well worth experiencing.
Lucena’s most important festive event is without doubt the “ARACELITANA” FESTIVALS, when the town’s devotion is demonstrated by its pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Virgen de Araceli. The religious fervour of this event, which attracts hundreds of visitors, is demonstrated in the traditional declaration, the avalanche of oral tributes and the procession of the statue of the Virgin under a blanket of reworks.