El Salvador Independence Day

El Salvador Independence Day

September 15
El Salvador joined with other Central American countries in revolt against Spanish rule in 1821, and revolutionary leader Father JosÉ Matías Delgado declared El Salvador to be independent. On this same day, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua also declared their independence.
Independence Day is a national holiday in El Salvador.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of El Salvador
1400 16th St. N.W., Ste. 100
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-265-9671; fax: 202-232-3763
www.elsalvador.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 155
NatlHolWrld-1968, p. 165