S: Memories of El Salvador
FC: Memories of El Salvador | Written by: Nevi Majano Fuentes
1: Los Chorross, San Salvador | Cerro de las Pavas, Cuscatlan
2: Cerro de las Pavas, Cuscatlan | Los Chorros, San Salvador
3: There are two places you should visit if you ever vacation in El Salvador. If you like hiking and nature you should visit, El Cerro de las Pavas, a pilgrimage site with excellent view from the top. Now, if you want to swim and enjoy the relaxation of fresh spring water and waterfalls then the place for you is Los Chorros. | Cerro de las Pavas, Cuscatlan
4: It has been about 20 years now since I left El Salvador, the country I loved dearly, in order to join my parents in Los Angeles, California. My family has always gone back to visit every summer but it has been 10 yrs since I have joined them. I remember that no matter how much things changed in my little hometown there were things that never went out of style. The same traditions, the same festivities, the same love towards each other is always there.
5: Mother's Day and Father's Day are two special occasions that I cherish dearly. The school children set up plays, lip sync to songs, create special cards, and write/read poems. But out of these two, it's Mother's Day that is seen as the most important. The teachers, students, and volunteers decorate the classrooms where special plays or presentations will take place. After the presentations are over, everyone goes outside to enjoy the food from the different food stands set up in the playground.
6: The Holy Week is a very important holiday and it's observed to the fullest extent. Everyone attends church and is involved in any activity that reenacts what we believe to have taken place, from the processions, creating palms, coloring and filling with confetti eggs for Easter to the reenactment of the Crucifixion. You just have to be there to enjoy it as much as we enjoy it.
7: The middle of August is when the yearly town festivities take place. It is around this time the little town comes to life like never before. The town comes to life at night when everyone goes to the town square to dance and enjoy the carnival rides. Everyone from the youngest child to the oldest person there enjoys these festivities. There are song dedications, plenty of food, and fun like no other time..
8: Mid-August is when the yearly town festivities take place. It is around this time that the town comes to life like never before. In the evening the town lights up, everyone meets at the town square to dance and enjoy the carnival rides (there set up by people who go from town to town bringing carnival rides). Everyone from the youngest child to the oldest person come out to enjoy the festival. There are song dedications, plenty of food, games and lots of fun!
9: Pupusas | Salvadorean Chicken Sandwich | Elote Loco