Customs and Traditions


Holy week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador 2022. Easter week in El Salvador


Holy week in El Salvador is one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of the country. Easter week in El Salvador is a time that Salvadorans use for prayer, reflection, and gratitude. It is also a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy the celebrations together. This holy week starts on Palm … Read more

National Pupusa Day

National Pupusa Day. All you Need to Know About this Salvadoran Holiday


National Pupusa Day is a Salvadoran national holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in November. National Day of Pupusas is a festivity observed in El Salvador and cities worldwide with a prominent Salvadoran population. The National Pupusa Day celebration was enacted by Legislative decree in 2005. Since then, every second Sunday in November, Salvadoran get … Read more

San Miguel Carnival El Salvador

The San Miguel Carnival in El Salvador. What you need to know!


The San Miguel Carnival in El Salvador takes place every year on the night of the last Saturday in November; it begins at 10 pm and runs until the morning of the following day. During the carnival, the main streets of San Miguel are packed with visitors enjoying the different types of musical events and … Read more

All souls day El Salvador

All Souls Day El Salvador. Remembering Those Who Passed Away


All Souls Day El Salvador is a day when families and friends pay tribute to those who have passed away. The Day of the Dead in El Salvador is a tradition that takes place every year on November the 2nd. People throughout the country remember loved ones who are no longer alive. All Souls Day … Read more

El Salvador August festival

El Salvador August Festival. San Salvador’s Patron Saint Festivities


The El Salvador August Festival is a national holiday; it takes place from August 1st to the 6th in San Salvador. The August festivities honor Jesus Christ, the Divine Savior of the World, patron saint of the nation’s capital; the celebrations include religious events and family activities. From August 1st to the 6th, people in … Read more

Christmas in El Salvador

Christmas in El Salvador. Everything You Need to Know


Christmas in El Salvador is a holiday full of customs and traditions; it includes family gatherings, cooking unique foods, setting off fireworks, attending church, and creating nativity scenes. These Christmas celebrations are a significant part of the country’s culture and history passed on from generations. Salvadorans celebrate Christmas on the 24th at midnight. Therefore, taking … Read more

Day of the Cross in El Salvador

Celebrating the Day of the Cross in El Salvador, a Historical Tradition


The day of the cross in El Salvador is celebrated every year on May 3rd. In homes across El Salvador, families decorate a cross made out of Jiote tree with fruits and paper ornaments. This Salvadoran tradition dates back to colonial times, and it marks the start of the rainy season or winter in the … Read more