El Salvador has a total of 27 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date Type
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1 National holiday
Signing of the Peace Accords
Wednesday January 16 Observance
Women's Day
Friday March 8 Observance
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20 Season
National Day of Life, Peace and Justice
Tuesday March 26 National holiday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that commemorates Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It is also the start of Holy Week.
Sunday April 14 Observance,Christian
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18 National holiday,Christian
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19 National holiday,Christian
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 20 National holiday,Christian
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21 Observance,Christian
Labor Day / May Day
May Day, or Labor Day, is a day off for workers in many countries around the world.
Wednesday May 1 National holiday
Cross Day
Friday May 3 Observance
Soldiers' Day
Tuesday May 7 Observance
Mothers' Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Friday May 10 National holiday
Fathers' Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Monday June 17 National holiday
June Solstice
Friday June 21 Season
Teachers' Day
Saturday June 22 Observance
Celebrations of San Salvador
Tuesday August 6 National holiday
Independence Day
Sunday September 15 National holiday
September Equinox
Monday September 23 Season
Children´s Day
Tuesday October 1 Observance
Columbus Day
Saturday October 12 Observance
All Saints Day
Many churches honor all their saints on All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day.
Saturday November 2 National holiday
December Solstice
Sunday December 22 Season
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24 Observance,Christian
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25 National holiday,Christian
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31 Observance