Saturday, October 16, 2021

Festivals & Holidays in El Salvador

North AmericaEl SalvadorFestivals & Holidays in El Salvador
DateNameComments
March/AprilEasterCelebrated by the large Catholic population in carnival-like events in various cities.
1 MayLabour DayInternational Labour Day
10 MayMother’s Day
From 1 to 7 AugustAugust CarnivalA week-long festival in honour of El Salvador del Mundo, the patron saint of El Salvador.
September 15Independence DayCelebration of independence from Spain, achieved in 1821.
12 OctoberColumbus DayThis day commemorates the arrival of Europeans in the Americas.
2 NovemberDay of the DeadA day when people usually visit the graves of their deceased loved ones.
November (last week)San Miguel CarnivalA week of carnival in San Miguel
25 DecemberChristmas DaySalvadorans stay up until midnight on 24 December to welcome Christmas with a huge “arsenal” of fireworks.
31 DecemberNew Year’s EveSalvadorans stay awake until midnight on 31 December to welcome the New Year in the same way they do Christmas (you can hear the deafening sound of fireworks throughout the country on both days).