The City of Jaen organises a full calendar of carnival events. This is a carnival with six centuries of history behind it with a man named Condestable Iranzo credited with founding the events in this part of Andalucia. As in other areas, it was prohibited for many years during Franco's rule of Spain, but today the Jaen Carnival is going strong.
The carnival in Jaen capital tends take place close to Shrove Tuesday while those in the provincial towns and villages area often scheduled quite a bit after that day. If you wish to take part in Jaen carnivals, start checking in January with the culture departments of the town halls you wish to visit.