The village of La Palma has become famous for a school of art started by Fernando Llort. His childlike images of mountain villages, rural life and Christ are painted in bright colors on objects ranging from seeds to church walls.
The town of Ilobasco is known for its ceramics, while San Sebastián is recognized for its textile arts.
Poetry is popular, and well-known writers include Manlio Argueta and Francisco Rodriguez.
Salvadorans enjoy the rhythms of the Caribbean. Guitars, marimbas and drums are used in church services. Most of the music on Salvadoran radio is standard pop fare from the United States, Mexico or other parts of Latin America, but there's a small underground movement of canción (folk music) that draws its inspiration from current events in El Salvador.
Spanish: Hola (Hello), ¿Cómo está? (How are you?), Bien (Fine), ¿Que ondas? (How is it going?), Tranquilo (Fine), Salu (Goodbye), ¡Puchica! (Gee! Good! Yeah!)
Sports & Games
Salvadorans love to play soccer, which is the main sport. Basketball, baseball, tennis and swimming are other favorites.
Corn and black beans are the daily diet of most families. Families also like to snack on pupusas (corn cakes filled with chopped meats, beans and spices).