National Day Of Life, Peace And Justice

National Day of Life, Peace, and Justice is a holiday observed annually on March 26th in El Salvador. It was first observed in 2015 as a non-working public holiday, which meant that for that year, many people had the day off. That year, upon a request by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, El Salvador’s National Assembly declared March 26th as a holiday.

However, observances of this holiday from the following year onward were only commemorative, so government offices, schools, and businesses remain open for the day. This is a day for all Salvadorans to work towards peace, both in their homes and in public life.

Facts About El Salvador

Now that we’ve gone over the National Day of Life, Peace, and Justice, let’s turn our attention to laying down some interesting and sometimes fun facts about El Salvador. We think that just about everyone will find the following facts enlightening.

  • El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America in terms of land area, at only 21,000 square kilometers.
  • El Salvador has a population of almost 7 million people.
  • On September 15, 1821, El Salvador became independent from Spain.
  • Approximately 64% of the population lives in El Salvador’s urban areas.
  • Almost one-fifth of the population of El Salvador lives on less than $1.50 a day.

Observing National Day of Life, Peace, and Justice

On this holiday, people attend religious services to pray for peace and justice, and they work towards these ideals as well. Because this is not a public holiday, all offices and businesses remain open for the day.

Where is it celebrated?
El salvador (National holiday)
When is it?
This year (2024)
March 26 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
March 26 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
March 26 Sunday