El Salvador Festivals – National Day of the Pupusas (Dia Nacional de la Pupusa) – Sonsonate, El Salvador
Dare to try the traditional food of El Salvador on your next trip to this country.
Every second Sunday of November, a National day of the Pupusas is celebrated throughout El Salvador. Pupusas is the “national plate” in El Salvador and has a big part in the country’s culture. Pupusas plays a big part in every El Salvadoran’s diet. Salvadoran pupusas are thick, hand-made corn tortilla, it can be stuffed with cheese (queso – usually a soft Salvadoran cheese called Quesillo), fried pork rind (chicharrones), chicken (pollo), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America). It is usually served with curtido (a type of spicy coleslaw), and a tomato sauce. Several events are held throughout the country with the aim of promoting the consumption, production and export of the so called national plate. There are activities such as the Pupusas eating contest, a recognition is also given for the best sellers and for those who devote their time in preparing the traditional dish of El Salvador. On January 2007, El Salvador makes it into the Guiness Book of World Records for making the biggest Pupusas that were able to feed more than five thousand people.
Atrévete a probar la comida típica de El Salvador en tu próximo viaje a este pequeño país.
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