El Salvador

The Celebration of Christmas

Christmas Celebration:


  • In El Salvador, Christmas is usually celebrated through family gatherings and dinner on the night of Christmas Eve.
  • Dinner is generally served before or after the entire family attends Mass (Misa del Gallo) on Christmas eve, which is celebrated in all churches exactly at midnight
  • Through the night, people go to private parties or to clubs, drive to a nearby beach to see the sunrise, or visit neighbors.

Firweorks

Fireworks also begin at midnight in celebration for the birth of baby Jesus.
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Nativity scenes

  • The Nativity Scene is very important to some families and it is a tradition in itself. Some may even get together to prepare it as a family project, and dedicate a whole space in their living room to it.
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