The Mystery of Obanos Foundation was established on 29 March 1993 at the initiative of several institutions, and public and private entities of the Autonomous Community of Navarre. Their aim was to promote the recovery and promotion of this popular demonstration. Its governing board is made up of the Government of Navarre, the City of Obanos, the Brotherhood of Hermits of Arnotegui, the Archbishopric of Pamplona, the Parish of San Juan Bautista of Obanos, and the Associations of Friends of the Way of St. James of Estella and Pamplona, as well as two showcased members of the cultural and artistic fields of the Autonomous Community.

The Mystery of Obanos Foundation is defined as a private, permanent, non-profit association, established in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Regional Law of Navarre. It also has its own legal personality and enjoys the legal capacity to act in its own right without limitations other than those expressly imposed by the applicable legal provisions and those established in the Statutes.