Explore El Salvador

For Tourists, By Travellers


Nov 02, 2015 through Nov 02, 2019

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.

Nov 27, 2015 through Nov 29, 2019

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!

Aug 31, 2016 through Aug 31, 2019

Fireball Festival

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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Sep 15, 2016 through Sep 15, 2019

Independence Day

Dia de Independencia
Today is the day to celebrate Central America’s independence from Spain in 1821