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Holiday Calendar for El Salvador

Holiday Calendar for El Salvador for 2023-2024 year
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National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year

September 2023

October 2023

Friday 13 October - Salvadoran Gastronomy Day (Día de la gastronomía salvadoreña. Ñelebrated since 2015)
Saturday 14 October - National Sports Day in El Salvador (Día Nacional del Deporte, la Recreación y la Educación Física - the second Saturday of the month of October); Seller's Day in El Salvador (Día del vendedor; second Saturday of the month)
Friday 20 October - Advertiser's Day in El Salvador (Día del publicista - Celebrated on the third Friday of October); Cook's Day in El Salvador (Día del cocinero)
Tuesday 31 October - Reformation Day (Slovenia, parts of Germany, Chile, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, various Protestant churches with a particular emphasis in Lutheran and Reformed ones); Day of Salvadoran Trade Unionists (Día de las y los sindicalistas salvadoreños); Civil Servant Day in El Salvador (Día del empleado público)

November 2023

Saturday 4 November - All Saints Day (Date for 2023. Celebrated on Saturday between October 31 and November 6 in Finland, Sweden, El Salvador)
Sunday 12 November - National Pupusa Day in El Salvador (Date for 2023. Día nacional de las pupusas is celebrated on the second Sunday in November)

December 2023

Sunday 3 December - National Day of the Disabled in El Salvador (Día Nacional de las Personas con Discapacidad)
Monday 4 December - Fireman's Day in El Salvador (Día del bombero salvadoreño)
Friday 8 December - Festa da Conceição da Praia in El Salvador (celebrating Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean in Umbanda, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)
Sunday 31 December - Doce uvas (the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grape varieties, one for each of the twelve clock strokes by midnight, subsequently spread in such Spanish-speaking countries as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica et al); New Year’s Eve

January 2024

Tuesday 16 January - Peace Day in El Salvador (Día de la paz - Firma de los acuerdos de paz)

February 2024

Monday 26 February - Clinical Laboratory Worker Day in El Salvador (Día del profesional en laboratorio clínico)

March 2024

Friday 1 March - National for the Blind in El Salvador (Nacional de Las Personas Ciegas)
Tuesday 19 March - Business Administrator Day in El Salvador (Día del administrador de empresas)
Monday 25 March - Holy Monday (Celebrated on the Monday before Easter); International Day of the Unborn Child
Tuesday 26 March - Holy Tuesday (Celebrated on the Tuesday before Easter)
Wednesday 27 March - Holy Wednesday (celebrated on the week before Easter)
Friday 29 March - National Day of Girls and Boys Victims of Forced Disappearance in El Salvador (Día Nacional de las Niñas y los Niños Víctimas de la Desaparición Forzada); Good Friday
Sunday 31 March - Easter in Western Christianity (Første påskedag in Norway)

April 2024

Sunday 14 April - Pan American Day (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Venezuela, USA)
Saturday 27 April - Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat (Spain [Catalonia], Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela); World Design Day; Telegrapher's Day in El Salvador (Día del telegrafista)

May 2024

Wednesday 15 May - Nurse Day in El Salvador (Día de la Enfermería)

June 2024

Saturday 1 June - Freight Carrier Day in El Salvador (Día del Transportista de Carga)
Thursday 6 June - Salvadoran Biologist's Day (Día del Bacteriólogo)
Monday 17 June - Father's Day in El Salvador and Guatemala (Dia del padre - unique celebration traditions in the country)
Friday 21 June - National Day for Non-Sexist Education in El Salvador (Día Nacional para una Educación No Sexista)
Monday 24 June - Typographer's Day in El Salvador (Día del Tipógrafo); Volunteer Lifeguard Day in El Salvador (Día del socorrista voluntario)
Saturday 29 June - National Day of Reserves of Biosphere and Biological Corridors of El Salvador (Día Nacional de la Biósfera y los Corredores Biológicos de El Salvador)

July 2024

Thursday 4 July - Pharmacist's Day in El Salvador (Día del químico farmacéutico)
Tuesday 9 July - National Chagas Day in El Salvador (Día Nacional para la Erradicación y Control de la Enfermedad de Chagas)
Wednesday 10 July - National Day of Road Safety and Culture in El Salvador (Día Nacional de la Seguridad y Cultura Vial)
Thursday 25 July - Student's Day El Salvador (Día del estudiante salvadoreño)

August 2024

Tuesday 6 August - Feast of the Divine Savior of the World in Salvador and Brazil (Día del Divino Salvador del Mundo or Día del salvadoreño)
Thursday 29 August - National Day to Combat Dengue in El Salvador (Día Nacional de Combate contra el Dengue)

September 2024

Sunday 15 September - Independence Day in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Costa Rica (celebrates the independence from Spain in 1821. Guatemala - a Patriotic Day)

Some salvadoran traditions

Central American traditions include festivities that combine indigenous and Spanish influences, religious festivities, civic festivals and popular festivities.

Almost all residents speak Spanish, which was brought in by the conquistadors.

El Salvador food is probably the most popular among the Central America cuisines. Pupusas are El Salvador’s staple food. Curtido, a spicy, vinegar-based condiment made from cabbage, carrots, and other veggies is often served with pupusas. Ensalada in El Salvador aren’t just salads—they’re also fruit drinks, made of chopped-up fruit called refresco de ensalada de fruita...
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