The biggest party in the country takes place in the final week of November.
A popular food fair held every weekend in the main square. Guinea pig and frog skewers headline an ambitious menu; less risky fare includes riguas de coco (fried coconut and cornmeal) and the ubiquitous elote loco (…
Celebrates El Salvador’s patron saint. All cities have festivities; San Salvador’s is the biggest.
This national holiday is observed annually to commemorate independence from Spain.
Every November San Miguel honors the Virgen de la Paz with Fiestas Patronales, marking the occasion with holy processions and enormous, colorful sawdust carpets. Save yourself for its blowout finale, Carnaval, a cit…
To commemorate an eruption of Volcán San Salvador that destroyed their original town, Nejapa residents spar by throwing balls of fire then dancing till dawn around street bonfires.
Suchitoto’s corn-harvest festival involves religious processions and street parties centering around the Parque Central.
Hammocks fill the streets of Concepción Quezaltepeque during this street fair, held the second weekend in November.
Perquín’s week-long art and music festival is popular with the boho crowd and college students.