Customs and Traditions

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 … Read more

flowers and Palms festival in Panchimalco

The flowers and palms festival in Panchimalco. What you need to know


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 … Read more

Holidays in El Salvador

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 … Read more

El Salvador Celebrations

Celebrating the day of the cross in El Salvador.


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 … Read more

Holy Week in El Salvador

Holy Week in El Salvador, a beautiful local tradition.


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 … Read more

Christmas in El Salvador

Christmas in El Salvador. Everything you need to know.


Christmas in El Salvador is a holiday that has many customs and traditions that have been passed on from generations. Christmas celebrations are a significant part of the country’s culture and history. Every year, family members of all ages spend weeks preparing for it. Christmas is the time of … Read more

Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez

Remembering the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero online.


With the spread of COVID-19 pushing in-person events online, people from around the world digitally commemorated the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest shot by a right-wing death squad on the onset of El Salvador’s civil war. Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot by a … Read more

El Salvador August Festival

El Salvador August Festival. Big holiday celebration in San Salvador.


El Salvador August festival or the Patron Saint Festivities of San Salvador are held in honor of the Divine Savior of the World, patron saint of the country’s capital. These festivities are held in the city of San Salvador in the first week of August. The main event is … Read more