El Salvador’s Soldiers’ Day: May 7, 2010 Soldiers’ Day is a public holiday in El Salvador.
Every year on the 7th of May. El Salvador marks the founding of its armed forces in 1824.
History of El Salvador’s Soldiers’ Day
The Fuerza Armada de El Salvador or the Armed Forces was established in 1840 after the dissolution of the United Provinces of Central America.
With the other countries of Central America, the nation declared its independence from Spain on Sept. 15, 1821, and was part of a federation of Central American states until that union dissolved in 1838.
Independence has been a tradition even through the many revolutions that have governed the nation. Military dictatorship was the rule of government from 1931 to 1979.
In 1969, El Salvador invaded Honduras after Honduran landowners deported several thousand Salvadorans. The four-day war became known as the “football war” because it broke out … Read More