Monday, August 01, 2005

August Festivals

Today is August 1, and it is the first day of the patron saint festivities for El Salvador del Mundo, the patron saint of San Salvador and the entire country. The country takes a vacation, and there are parades, a fair, sporting events and other festivities leading up to the patron saint's day on August 6.

ADDITION

If you have a high bandwidth connection to the Internet, you can view video of the opening parade "Desafile de los Correos" from La Prensa Grafica by clicking here.

3 comments:

Tomas said...

Hi,

I referenced your blog on my blog www.hispanictips.com and was wondering...

Is this celebrated here in the US? If so, where and how?

Thanks,
Tomas

Tim said...

Tomas,

I found an article about the celebration in LA at http://faculty.fullerton.edu/jsolano/Research/La%20Bajada.htm

Tim

Tim said...

Tomas,

I found an article about the celebration in LA at http://faculty.fullerton.edu/jsolano/Research/La%20Bajada.htm

Tim