Day of the Cross | Friends From Iowa Foundation

Hello !! Buenos dias!! I send a little information of what is now celebrated here is the Day of the Cross ... the tradition to put a cross, decorate it with flowers and fruits that means welcome the winter !!

Gladys and Nidia are the best of the best. I hope you like it !!

The Cross Day is celebrated in El Salvador on May 3, being this the result of religious fusion of Spanish celebration of the Holy Cross that has roots in the commemoration of the discovery by St. Helena of the Cross of Christ, in time of Emperor Constantine and the Indian tribute to mother earth and the god Xipe Totec.

This festival is a religious tradition and marks the arrival of the rainy season and the birth of flowers and new fruits in El Salvador.

The celebration begins on the eve of May 3, placing a cross of "stick jiote". The ritual of "Chinese", cutting the "towels, curtains, chains, churritos" with seasonal fruit the mangos, plums, cashews, oranges, coconuts, avocados and flowers coyol.

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worshiping the cross is made in the house itself or in each others home visit: one kneels and crosses himself (the Catholic sign of the cross) and takes a fruit and eats it.

Hello !! Good morning!! I send you a little information of what is celebrated here now, it is the Day of the Cross ... it is tradition to put a cross, to adorn it with flowers and fruits which means to welcome the winter !!

So I brought a small cross of my house and some fruits and we put it here in the foundation with little girl Gladys and Nidia .... I hope you like it !!

This celebration is a religious tradition and marks the arrival of the rainy season and the birth of flowers and new fruits in El Salvador.

The celebration begins on the eve of May 3 , placing a cross of "palo de jiote" This is decorated with "china" paper, cutting in the form of "towels, curtains, chains, churritos", with seasonal fruits like mangoes, jocotes, marañones, oranges, avocados and with coyol flowers.

The ritual of worshiping the cross is done in one's own house or in each other's house visited: One kneels and crosses (makes the Catholic sign of the Cross) and takes a fruit and eats it.

  • Adam Floyd