Celebrate Salvadoran Independence Day

Salvadoran Independence Day is September 15.

El Salvador was originally the home of the Indigenous Cuzcatlecs and some Mayans.

The Spaniards colonized the region in 1524.

In 1609, the region became part of the Spanish Captaincy General of Guatemala.

Salvadoran Independence Day

It commemorates the day on September 15, 1821 when a regional congress in Guatemala City signed “The Act of Independence of Central America.”

El Salvador was fortunate in that it didn’t have to fight a war to become independent.

Federal Republic of Central America

The original Federal Republic of Central America of 1823 was based on the territory of the Captaincy General of Guatemala of New Spain which included what are now Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

The Republic of El Salvador

The modern state of El Salvador was formed in 1841.

 


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