El Salvador

By: Rhegan Severin and Remli Johnson

Population

6.34 million

Capital City

San Slavador

Currency

United States dollars and coins

Significance of Flag

-Blue Stripes represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea

-The White Stripe symbolizes peace

-The State Coat of Arms in the middle is based on the coat of arms of the former United Provinces of Central America

Government

El Salvador has a Republican Government and the President is Salvador Sanchez Ceren

Cultural Activities and Entertainment

-Celebrations of San Salvador:

the first week of August when the people of El Salvador celebrate their country through culture, food, arts and entertainment

-Fiestas Agostinas:

one of the most popular festivals in El Salvador held in the month of August. They celebrate through theater, art, sport tournaments, food, fairs, and more

-El Salvador Independence Day:

September 15th when El Salvador citizens display their culture and heritage.

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El Salvador Cultural Meals

Breakfast

-Huevos Piscados

-Fried platanos

-Mashed beans, and tortillas

-Mangos, and pineapple.

Lunch and Dinner

-Pupusas: Corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, meat, and vegetables

-Sopa de Pata: Soup made from cow's feet

-Empanadas: Pastries filled with meat, potatoes and cheese.

Snacks

-Pacalla: Palm flowers breaded and fried to be served with tomato sauce.

-Curtido: A spicy vinegar condiment made from cabbage and other vegetables like Sauerkraut.

Dessert

-Semita: Coffee cake with guava jam.

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Tourist Attractions

Lake Coatapeque

-Clean water for boating, swimming, and jet skiing on this beautiful natural landform.

Parque Nacional El Boqueron

-Preserved Volcanic Crater that is great for hiking.

Puerta Del Diablo

-Spectacular views while mountain climbing on trails with wide ranges of difficulty.

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