Religion in El Salvador

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In the link below you will find information about the religions in El Salvador.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/el-salvador/religion.html

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Guatemala/Spanish

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
“The name Guatemala, meaning “land of forests,” was derived from by the indigenous people at the time of the Spanish conquest in 1523.” (Gonzalez) Guatemala City is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala with a population of over 2.3 million people. The city is located in a mountain valley called Valle de la Ermita in the south central part of the country Guatemala. The climate is tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands. “Guatemala City was founded in 1776, after a devastating earthquake destroyed the former Spanish capital of Central America, “La Cuidad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala”, known today as Antigua Guatemala (or simply Antigua). Sitting on top of three tectonic plates, Guatemala City is spread out in a valley with the Agua volcano reigning on it horizon.” (“Guatemala City”)
Guatemalan Culture
Spanish is the national language and is…

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International Cultures: German Holiday All Saints’ Day

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Cultural note:

Yesterday was a national holiday in Germany similar to Memorial Day. People go to the cemeteries and visit relatives and have church services. No connection to armed services, though.

All Saints’ Day
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All Saints’ Day (in the Roman Catholic Church officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas[3]), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. In the Western calendar it is the day after Halloween and the day before All Souls’ Day.

In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, the next…

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