Customs and Traditions

Day of the Cross in El Salvador

Celebrating the Day of the Cross in El Salvador, a Religious Tradition Worth Experiencing

The Day of the Cross in El Salvador is celebrated every year on May 3rd. On this day, Salvadorans decorate crosses made from Jiote trees with fruits, flowers, and paper ornaments. It is celebrated throughout the country and is an important cultural and religious event in El Salvador. This Salvadoran … Read more

Holy week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador 2023. Easter week in El Salvador

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. Easter week in El Salvador is also a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy the celebrations. Easter in … Read more

Music of El Salvador

Music of El Salvador. Getting to know Salvadoran Music

The music of El Salvador is a result of the combination of colonial times Spanish influence with Mayan, Pipil, Lenca, and Cacaoperaa indigenous culture and modern sounds. Classical Salvadoran music includes Folk Music, Xuc, and Marimba. This music is composed using drums, flutes, rattles, and Xylophone. Modern Salvadoran music includes … Read more

El Salvador holidays and celebrations

El Salvador Celebrations. El Salvador Holidays and Traditions

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

Religion in El Salvador

Religion in El Salvador. What are the main religions in El Salvador?

Religion is a big part of El Salvador’s history and culture. 41.9% of Salvadorans are Roman Catholic, 35.9% are Evangelical Christians, 19.9% have no religious affiliation, 1.3% are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and 0.9% belong to other religions; according to a March 2022 survey by the Central American University UCA. Although many … Read more