Tag Archives: El Salvador

today’s holiday: Festival of El Salvador del Mundo (the Savior of the World)

Festival of El Salvador del Mundo

The patron saint and namesake of El Salvador—El Salvador del Mundo (the Savior of the World)—is honored with a national festival. Festival proceedings commence the week of the saint’s day, on August 6. The main events of the festival are a religious procession, a large fair, various sporting events and a riotous party featuring street floats and dancers. The religious ceremony features an old wooden image of Christ that is lowered inside a wooden shell; it emerges from the shell appareled in gleaming white robes, a symbolic representation of Christ’s transfiguration. More… Discuss

todayd’s holiday: Burning the Devil

Burning the Devil

La Quema del Diablo takes place in Guatemala. Men dressed as devils chase children through the streets from the start of Advent until December 7, the eve of the Immaculate Conception. On this day, trash fires are lit in the streets of Guatemala City and other towns, and the devils’ reign of terror comes to an end. More… Discuss

Market and fireworks, Chichicastenango

this pressed: Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members


Illegal Immigrant “Children” Include MS-13 Gang Members.

Central America Unaccompanied Child: Migration United Nations Report

Central America Unaccompanied Child Migration

Football War Breaks Out in Honduras (1969)

Football War Breaks Out in Honduras (1969)

The Football War was a four-day war fought between El Salvador and Honduras. Though political tensions between Hondurans and Salvadorans were the main factors contributing to the war’s outbreak, hostility between the two countries was further inflamed by rioting when they met during a qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Though short-lived, the war claimed thousands of lives and displaced several hundred thousand people. When did the two nations finally sign a peace treaty? More… Discuss