Christmas in El Salvador sparkles with creches and secular displays
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 2:06pm
Salvadorans are especially fond of setting up decorative crèches with blinking lights. Salvadorans have absorbed American secular representations of Christmas.
El Salvador's cofradías sponsor feasts throughout the year
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 1:59pm
While feasts, shrines and lay confraternities may be distinct phenomena in many cultures, they all come together through the cofradías, the lay confraternities that help define Catholic life in parts of in Western El Salvador.
Changes in family, marriage norms linked to migration in El Salvador
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 1:58pm
Economic challenges have played a part in the changing family structures — single parenthood has become the norm while many partners leave El Salvador for better work opportunities.
Most Salvadoran Catholics believe in the devil, heaven and hell
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 1:34pm
In El Salvador one often sees reminders of the reality of death, including in religious images, roadside crosses that mark places of death, and elaborately decorated rural cemeteries.
Quinceañera regales young women's coming of age in El Salvador
Posted: June 18, 2013 - 1:29pm
Families mark the young women’s coming of age on her 15th birthday with a celebration known as a fiesta rosa or quinceañera.