El Salvador

By: Jacob Quintana

Overview

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. Its’ tropical weather and beaches make it a popular travel site to enjoy the scenery. El Salvador is filled with great places to go, things do, and is one the most interesting places to go to. The country is mesmerizing and also a great place to learn about the Salvadoran culture.

The Country

  • The history of El Salvador shows the different Central American tribes in the region. Before the Spanish discovered the area, the largest tribal kingdom was Cuzcatlan.
  • The country’s climate is tropical and consists a wet and dry season (Winter and Summer). Months May through October are generally the winter months in the country, which makes November through April the Summer. The low areas of the country are generally hot, and the mountain plateau areas are much cooler.

People

  • The main religion in El Salvador is the Roman Catholic Church, and it is recognized by the constitution is given a legal status. Other religions include: Protestants, Jehovah’s Witness, and Mormon. Many people are affiliated with other less popular religions and some are non-practicing.
  • The people of El Salvador have many holidays that they celebrate. One of which is San Salvador Feast, this happens between Aug 3-6 and is celebrated with parades, fireworks, and carnivals. Other holidays are Holy Week (celebrated by going to church and spent at the beach), El Salvador Independence Day (September 15), and Christmas.


  • In El Salvador, the people play many sports, but they especially like soccer. Other sports include: tennis, basketball, baseball, and swimming (the country contains a swimming Olympic Training Center.


Places

  • San Salvador (the capital of El Salvador) is one of the most popular travel spots in the country. It’s one of the biggest spots for vacation because tourists end at the city’s airport. The city is filled with museums of all kinds. This includes the Military History Museum, Museum of Words and Images, and the Museum of Popular Art and Children.
  • Ruta de Las Flores is a road where many tourists go to hike. It’s located between Sonsonate and Ahuachapan and is filled with nature. The road gets its name from all of the beautiful flowers that grow in the area (mainly in the hot seasons: October and January). The hike also includes an site filled with little colonial filled town and coffee plantations. The road is a fun hike and can also be and adventurous experience.

Hugo Lindo

Hugo Lindo is an important author from El Salvador. He had many other titles besides an author, these included: lawyer, novelist, diplomat, Minister of Education, and Dean of the Faculty of General Education and Fine Arts University. He also represented El Salvador in many in diplomatic posts in other countries. His works have won him many awards and prizes (Hugo Lindo, Poeta Salvadoreño). He was born into a family with little to no resources. He says that he his most thankful to his parents because they put him in school. He says this by stating “My parents did something important by placing me in schools where my inclinations were fostered gradually. I acknowledge these efforts and I am grateful for them.” (BIOGRAPHY.)

Lemons Trees on The Patio - By: Hugo Lindo

Summary:

A description of an adults lemon tree that was once on their patio. The person either grew up or moved away, but he still longs for his child-hood lemon tree. The lemons are a seemed so small of detail in his life, but now they are what he wants.

Analysis

Tone: The piece conveys a longing feeling that the author has for his old lemons. Throughout the piece he describes the lemons as amazing things, and he wishes that he could have them back.


Theme: The theme is that as we grow older, we always have something that we miss as a child and wish that we could get it back. The author shows that it can be hard growing up, and that we shouldn't take for granted of what we have now.