Public Holidays in El Salvador

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Public holidays in El Salvador list. Below are National public holidays in El Salvador .

Public holidays in El Salvador
Public holidays in El Salvador

These are El Salvador public holidays, national days observed nationwide in El Salvador as declared by the Federal government or the supreme authority of the country.

Comprehensive list of public holidays celebrated in El Salvador with dates (which may varies) and concise information on the origin or cause and meaning of holidays.

El Salvador

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador is the smallest Central American country.

The Republic of El Salvador El Salvador’s Labor Laws and Official Decree of the Legislature 685 govern national holidays. The legislature has the authority to create new holidays as one-time occurrences or to propose new annual holidays. It is not uncommon for the government to declare a one-time holiday with only a few days’ notice to employers.

Employees who have worked for more than 60 days in El Salvador have the right to a paid day off on all national holidays, according to the country’s labor laws.

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If an employee is required to work on a holiday due to the nature of their job, the employer is required to provide a different paid day off within 30 days in lieu of the holiday.

Meanwhile, the government of El Salvador reserves the right to move Sunday holidays to the following Monday. If this occurs, an announcement will be made when the government posts the official dates for the holidays.

El Salvador is bordered on the north and east by Honduras, on the south and southwest by the Pacific Ocean, and on the northwest by Guatemala. It is Central America’s only country without a Caribbean coastline.

Furthermore, some of the holidays observed in El Salvador are religious in nature and are calculated according to the lunar cycle. Each year, these holidays will take place on a different date. The government requires all employers, regardless of size, to observe these holidays regardless of the date they occur.

Public Holiday

A public holiday, national holiday, or better still legal holiday, is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.

Sovereign nations and territories like El Salvador observe holidays based on events of significance to their history, such as the National Day.

The public holidays are generally days of celebration or commemoration, like the anniversary of a significant historical event, or can be a religious celebration.

Public holidays can fall on a specific day of the year, be tied to a certain day of the week in a certain month or follow other calendar systems like the Lunar calendar, Islamic calendar and others.

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El Salvador Public Holidays

In the El Salvador , a federal holiday is a calendar date that is recognized and designated by the federal government of the El Salvador as a holiday.

Every year on a El Salvador public holiday, non-essential federal government offices are closed, stock market trading may usually be suspended, and every federal government employee is paid for the holiday as well.

Institutions, such as banks, businesses, and schools may be closed on public holidays. In various parts of the country, state and city holidays may be observed concurrently with federal public holidays.

Below are the list of upcoming official El Salvador public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays, regional public holidays, non-working national holidays and probably sectorial holidays.

Holidays in El Salvador

Jan 01: New Year’s Day

Apr 01: Holy Thursday

Apr 02: Good Friday

Apr 03: Holy Saturday

Apr 04: Easter Day

Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian church. In the bible, it is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed.

Easter Day

May 01: Labour Day

May 10: Mother’s Day

From 2016, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador declared 10 May every year as Mother’s Day, a paid national holiday for public and private sector

Mother’s Day

Jun 17: Father’s Day

Aug 04: Fiestas Patronales Holiday

Aug 05: Fiestas Patronales Holiday

Aug 06: Fiesta de San Salvador

Sep 15: Independence Day

Nov 02: All Souls’ Day

Dec 24: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Eve

Dec 25: Christmas Day

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve

*Meanwhile, if a non-working public holiday in El Salvador happens during the weekend, then the Monday after would be non-working.

El Salvador public holidays listed above

We hope that this list of public holidays in El Salvador gives you an idea of which work-free days there is, being a citizen of El Salvador or a visitor or probably checking to know which date is which.