There are 11 public holidays in El Salvador in 2023, four of which fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, an important Christian holiday commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and the Washing of the Feet. It falls on April 6, 2023.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, April 7, 2023.
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday and after Good Friday, and it is a public holiday in many countries. It falls on April 8, 2023.
Labour Day is observed on May 1, 2023, and it celebrates the achievements of workers. The holiday originates in the eight-hour day movement, which is eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
Mothers' Day, observed on May 10, 2023, is a holiday honoring motherhood. People celebrate Mother's Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration can track back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, while the modern Mother's Day celebrations started in the United States in the early 20th century.
Fathers' Day, observed on June 17, 2023, is a holiday honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds. People celebrate Fathers' Day in different forms and on different days worldwide. The original celebration of Father's Day has been recognized in some way for centuries.
Feast of San Salvador
The Festival of San Salvador is dedicated to Jesus Christ, El Salvador's patron. The festival celebrations usually start on August 1 and last a week until August 6. The holiday falls on August 6, 2023.
Independence Day, September 15, 2023, commemorates the independence of Central America, including El Salvador, from the Spanish empire in 1821. After the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, Central America formed the Kingdom of Guatemala, which includes parts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, as an administrative division of New Spain.
All Souls' Day
This is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, and it is observed on November 2, 2023.
Christmas Day is celebrated on December 25, 2023, and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christmas Day is a holiday of sharing. People exchange Christmas gifts and cards with families and friends.
The following is the list of public holidays in El Salvador 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Maundy Thursday||Apr 06, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 07, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 08, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Mothers' Day||May 10, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Fathers' Day||Jun 17, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Feast of San Salvador||Aug 06, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Sep 15, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|All Souls' Day||Nov 02, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2023||Monday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in El Salvador in 2023.