Country Holidays

Public holidays in El Salvador

Salvadoran National Holidays

El Salvador is officially called the Republic of El Salvador. It is the smallest and most populated country situated in Central America. It shares its border with Guatemala in the northwest, the Pacific Ocean in the south, and Honduras in the northeast. It has an estimated population of about 6.34 million. Some of the important cities of El Salvador are San Salvador, Santa Ana, and Sonsonate.

Holidays in El Salvador

FridayJanuary 01New Year’s Day
ThursdayApril 01Holy ThursdayThursday before Easter Sunday
FridayApril 02Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
SaturdayApril 03Holy Saturday
SundayApril 04Easter Day
SaturdayMay 01Labour DayInternational observances began with the Haymarket Riot in Chicago
MondayMay 10Mother’s Day
ThursdayJune 17Father’s DayAlways celebrated on 17 June
WednesdayAugust 04Fiestas Patronales HolidayThe celebration of San Salvador
ThursdayAugust 05Fiestas Patronales HolidayThe celebration of San Salvador
FridayAugust 06Fiesta de San SalvadorCelebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration
WednesdaySeptember 15Independence DayCelebrate independence from Spain, achieved in 1821
TuesdayNovember 02All Souls’ DayNot a Public Holiday
FridayDecember 24Christmas Eve
SaturdayDecember 25Christmas Day
FridayDecember 31New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day in El Salvador

January 01, is celebrated as New Year’s Day each year. It is a start of New Year according to the Gregorian calendar and given as a public holiday in many countries.

Holy Thursday in El Salvador

April 18, will be celebrated as Holy Thursday in El Salvador. It is also known as Maundy Thursday and celebrated on Thursday before Easter Sunday.

Good Friday in El Salvador

April 19, will be held Holy Friday in El Salvador. It is also known as Holy Friday and celebrated on Friday before Easter Sunday, learn more…

Holy Saturday in El Salvador

April 20, will be held Holy Friday in El Salvador. It is celebrated on a day before Easter Sunday and given as a public holiday for the general population, learn more…

Easter Day in El Salvador

April 21, is celebrated as Easter Day in El Salvador. It is held for the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, learn more…

Labour Day in El Salvador

May 01, just like the whole world is celebrated as Labour Day in El Salvador. This day is also called May Day and held to give tribute to the workforce, learn more…

Mother’s Day in El Salvador

Friday, May 10, is held as Mother’s Day in El Salvador. This day is celebrated as the appreciation of all motherly figures, learn more…

Father’s Day in El Salvador

June 17, is celebrated as Father’s Day in El Salvador each year. This day is held for the remembrance of the contribution of father figures in our lives, learn more…

Fiestas Patronales Holiday in El Salvador

August 04 and 05 is given as holiday for the celebration of Fiestas Patronales Holiday in El Salvador. This occasion has come from Spanish culture, learn more…

Fiesta de San Salvador in El Salvador

August 06, is held as Fiesta de San Salvador in El Salvador. This day is purely a Christian event which is celebrated in the honor of the world’s savior, learn more…

Independence Day in El Salvador

September 15, is celebrated as Independence Day in El Salvador. This day commemorates the struggle of independence from Spain in 1821.

All Souls’ Day in El Salvador

November 02, is celebrated as All Souls’ Day in El Salvador. It is not a public holiday and held for giving prayers to dead, learn more…

Christmas Eve in El Salvador

A night before Christmas is celebrated as All Souls’ Day in El Salvador. It is a really busy night and people warmly celebrate the upcoming Christmas Day, learn more…

Christmas Day in El Salvador

December 25, is celebrated as Christmas Day in El Salvador like the whole world. It is a public holiday and all public and private sectors remain closed, learn more…

Boxing Day in El Salvador

December 26, the day after Christmas is held as Boxing Day. This day is especially held for servants and they got Christmas Present from their masters also known as “Christmas Box”.

New Year’s Eve in El Salvador

The night of December 31st is celebrated as Fact and Figures about El Salvador. On this day people celebrate well and warmly welcome the upcoming new year, learn more

Fact and Figures about El Salvador

All the facts and figures about El Salvador are listed below in this list.

The capital of El Salvador

San Salvador is the capital as well as the largest city of El Salvador. Being a “Beta” global city, it has the financial and economic hub of Central America. Including 13 municipalities this city has an estimated population of about 2,404,097.

President of El Salvador

Mr. Salvador Sánchez Cerén is the current president of El Salvador. Overall, he is 45th acting president and took office in 2014, on June 01. Under the constitution, the president itself serves as the head of state and the head of government.

The population of El Salvador

In 2017, the total population of El Salvador was about 6.378 million which is equivalent to 0.08% of the total population of the world. It ranked on 109th position in the most populous countries.

Flag of El Salvador

The national flag consists of three equal sized horizontal bands of blue, white, blue color along with the coat of arms located in the center of the white band.

The currency of El Salvador

The official currency of El Salvador is the United States Dollar. The code of the currency is USD and the most commonly used symbol is $.

The religion of El Salvador

Christianity is the major religion of El Salvador in which 47.5% are Roman Catholics, 35.1% Protestants, 14.5% are Atheist, and 2.9% are others.

Read More: Atheist Day

Dialing Code

The international dialing code of El Salvador is +503.

Crime Rate of El Salvador

El Salvador has 69.34 Crime Index and 30.66 Safety Index in the world.

Famous Airport of El Salvador

Being a Central American country, it has to deal with many national and international flights on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports of El Salvador are Barrillas Airport, Las Cachas Airport, Ceiba Doblada Airport, Corral de Mulas Airport, Punta San Juan Airport, El Jocotillo Airport, El Platanar Airport, El Tamarindo Airport, and El Zapote Airport.

Top Destinations 

It is the smallest country in Central America but has everything from villages to volcanoes and mountains to beaches. Some of the best places that are well known for tourists attraction are AHUACHAPAN, RUTA DE LAS FLORES, BARRA DE SANTIAGO, PARQUE NACIONAL EL IMPOSSIBLE, SANTA ANA, SAN SALVADOR, EL SUNZAL, ALEGRIA, PERQUIN, and SUCHITOTO.


The total area of El Salvador is about 21,041 sq. kilometer.


The estimated GDP of El Salvador in 2017 was 24.81 billion US dollars which is equivalent to 0.04% of the total world’s economy.


Sports which are loved in El Salvador are soccer, tennis, baseball, swimming, and football.

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