Day of the Dead
Dia de los Difuntos
Join Salvadoran families as they prepare food and decorate grave stones of loved ones who have passed on.
Carnival in San Miguel
San Miguel's 54th annual Carnival "Grandioso Carnaval Garrobero eres el Único en el Mundo Entero"
Celebrated the last Saturday of every November, San Miguel's carnival brings together over one million people to dance, eat and party in the streets. Salvadorans claim it's the biggest party in Central America - don't miss it! There are activities throughout the month of November as well - For a complete schedule - go here: http://www.carnavaldesanmiguel.net/calendario.php
The party starts at 10 pm and goes until Sun-Up!
El quincuagésimo cuarto carnaval de San Miguel, "Grandioso Carnaval Garrobero eres el Único en el Mundo Entero"
Se celebra el último sábado de noviembre, el carnaval de San Miguel atraen a más de un millón de personas a bailar, comer y disfrutar de la fiesta en las calles. Los Salvadoreños dicen que es la fiesta más grande en toda Centro América – ¡No te la pierdas!
Fiestas La Libertad
Fiestas La Libertad
The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception is honored in the port town of La Libertad.
Bolas de Fuego
"It's like a snowball fight. With balls of fire."
Once a year on August 31st, the little town of Nejapa, just north of San Salvador hosts the Fireball Festival (Bolas de Fuego). Started 90 years ago to commemerate the eruption of a nearby volcano, balls of cloth wrapped with wire are soaked in kerosene during the two months before the festival. On the 31st, two teams dress up in costume - skeletons painted on clothing, "war-paint" - don gardening gloves and fight fire with fire, throwing the burning balls at each other and the audience who line the streets. One of the most organized festivals in El Salvador, emergency medics are on hand, police keep order and guests have a chance to hold the balls of fire before and after the fight. Usually music follows the fight and a good time is had by all.
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Dia de Independencia
Today is the day to celebrate Central America’s independence from Spain in 1821