Every 29 November Artajona
honours its patron, San Saturnino, with a roast chestnut tasting, a cross-country race and aizkolaris
(log cutters and stone lifters). But the most anticipated event of the festival is undoubtedly the Laya race
. This is a curious contest in which young people from the town and neighbouring towns, dressed in traditional garments, compete to be the first to arrive at the medieval walled enclosure
. It is not easy and plenty of falls assured as they have to climb a hill along a steep cobbled road mounting layas (a traditional spade used to turn over the earth in the fields until last century).A show that's certainly worth watching.