The feast of St. Isidore (San Isidro) in Villanueva de la Jara Cuenca is celebrated every May 15th.

As part of the festivities and celebrations of the town of La Jara, every May 15 the feast and worship of St. Isidore is held in Villanueva de la Jara Cuenca.

Local festivity in La Jara

For San Isidro the local festivity in La Jara is celebrated with a mass in honor of the saint and a procession around the hermitage. It is a festive day in which jareños and jareñas show their devotion to the patron saint of farmers.

We must remember that one of the economic engines of Villanueva de la Jara is agriculture in its different aspects. The cultivation of mushrooms, for which La Jara is best known, as well as other vegetables, fruits and mushrooms of Villanueva de la Jara.

Mass to San Isidro

After midday, the Holy Mass in honor of San Isidro, to give way to the procession. Jotas are also danced next to the hermitage.

Jareño Folklore

The group of dancers Folklore Jareño, dressed in the typical costumes and dresses of Villanueva de la Jara, dance to the saint the most popular jotas, such as:

La Jota del Labrador, Jotas de las calles, Jota Serrana….

The Choirs and Dances Virgen de las Nieves of Villanueva de la Jara are available in a sound record of BNE.

Activities for San Isidro in Villanueva de la Jara

The traditional popular games, cucañas or sack races are some of the activities that take place for San Isidro in La Jara. Bouncy castles are also often set up for the guachetes and güachetas.

The different activities for the feast of San Isidro are usually organized by the Brotherhood of San Isidro Labrador de Villanueva de la Jara and the Town Hall.

Honoring the patron saint of farmers

In the culture and tradition of Cuenca, it is in La Manchuela where, it is said, he is most devoted. San Isidro has a legend in which miracles are attributed to him, such as making water flow just by hitting a rock with his rod.

In Spain San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid and the famous hermitage people come to drink from its fountain.

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