Customs and Traditions


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

Holy week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador. Celebrating Easter in El Salvador


Holy week in El Salvador is one of the most celebrated cultural traditions of the country. The easter week is a time for prayer, reflection, and gratitude; also, a time to get together with family and enjoy the celebration together. This holy week starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday, Easter in El … 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

flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco

The Flowers and Palms Festival in Panchimalco. What You Need to now!


The flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco is a celebration that takes place every year, on the first weekend of May; it coincides with the arrival of El Salvador’s rainy season. This celebration is a mixture of Catholic Christian celebration and pre-Columbian customs. During this colorful weekend, the town of Panchimalco becomes even brighter with … Read more

El Salvador holidays and celebrations

El Salvador Celebrations. El Salvador Holidays and Traditions


El Salvador Celebrations include significant events such as Holy Week, the day of the cross, the July festivities, the August festival, the Nejapa balls of fire, independence day, all souls day, the national pupusa day, the San Miguel carnival, and Christmas. The El Salvador holidays and traditions combine religious events with unique indigenous and colonial … Read more