Customs and Traditions


Flowers and Palms festival Panchimalco

Explore the Flowers and Palms Festival in Panchimalco, El Salvador: Discover the Vibrant Traditions


The Flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco is a yearly celebration on the first weekend of May. The festival coincides with the arrival of El Salvador’s rainy season and is a mixture of Catholic Christian traditions and pre-Columbian customs. During this colorful weekend, the town of Panchimalco becomes even brighter … Read more

Day of the Cross in El Salvador

The Day of the Cross in El Salvador: A Celebration of Faith and Heritage


The Day of the Cross in El Salvador is celebrated yearly on May 3rd. It is a beloved Salvadoran tradition where people adorn crosses made from Jiote trees with fruits, flowers, and paper ornaments, symbolizing faith, heritage, and community celebration. This Salvadoran tradition has pre-Hispanic and Christian roots that date … Read more

Expo Mango El Salvador Ichanmichen

Expo Mango El Salvador Ichanmichen! The Ideal Event to Enjoy Tasty Mango Foods, Drinks, and Sweets


Experience the allure of the Expo Mango El Salvador event at the Ichanmichen Recreational Park in Zacatecoluca. The Expo Mango offers culinary delights and mango varieties with cultural festivities that showcase the nation’s rich agricultural heritage and culinary expertise. The Expo Mango El Salvador is a family-oriented yearly event organized … Read more

Jocote Baron Rojo Festival in San Lorenzo, Ahuachapan

The 11th Jocote Baron Rojo Festival in San Lorenzo, Ahuachapan, Is Set for Sunday, April 7, 2024


As it has occurred 10th times before, the San Lorenzo district in the Ahuachapan North municipality will hold its traditional Jocote Baron Rojo festival; the 11th Jocote celebration will be on Sunday, April 7, starting at 8:00 AM at the municipal plaza. Jocote Baron Rojo is one of the two … Read more

Holy week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador: A Vibrant Celebration of Faith and Tradition


Holy Week in El Salvador is one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of the country; it is a time that Salvadorans use for prayer, reflection, and gratitude. These festivities are also a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy the celebrations. Easter week in El Salvador … Read more

Holy Friday in Sensuntepeque. Image by Alcaldia Sensuntepeque.

Sensuntepeque With the Largest Street Carpet in El Salvador During the Procession of the Holy Burial


Creating street carpets for the Holy Burial procession on Good Friday is one of the most symbolic traditions in El Salvador’s Holy Week celebrations. The highly decorated street rugs during Holy Week are one of the traditions and expressions of faith that many Salvadorans still keep alive, specifically in cities … Read more

Procession of the Christs of Izalco

Procession of the Christs of Izalco: Exploring Salvadorans Traditions and Preserving Heritage


As in past years, Indigenous residents, parishioners of Izalco, and visitors alike will participate in the 2024 Procession of the Christs of Izalco. This Salvadoran tradition unfolds every year on Holy Thursday during the Easter Week celebrations. During the Procession of the Christs of Izalco, members of the brotherhoods carry … Read more