It is The Christmas Season in El Salvador (REPOST)

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Christmas is a big event in El Salvador. The majority of the people are Catholic or Protestant so most of the people celebrate Christmas across the country.

El Salvador starts to come alive with Christmas lights and decorations around the middle of November. The malls have a large Christmas tree and times for the kids to visit Santa. All of the stores have lights and decorations. Unlike the United States, many of the schools and Government buildings have decorations and the Nativity Scenes, everybody says Feliz Navidad or Merry Christmas and no one frowns upon it or says it offends them. I very much hope that it stays this way.

Christmas Eve is the big day here, the families and friends start getting together in the late afternoon, there is always plenty of good food usually chicken or turkey with all the side dishes and of course the traditional Salvadorian dishes. Many families attend church services that go until midnight. At midnight gifts are given to the children (usually cheap inexpensive ones), everyone is setting off fireworks the streets and sky are filled with the lights and loud booms. Most families and friends eat, drink and celebrate until the early morning hours.

I have attached some pictures, please leave us comments and or questions about El Salvador.
From our family to yours Feliz Navidad or Merry Christmas!!!

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One comment on “It is The Christmas Season in El Salvador (REPOST)

  1. It’s always fun to see and read about how different countries celebrate the holidays!

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