Cultural Heritage of Jucurán
The municipality of Jucuarán, whose name of Ulua origin means “hill of the ravaging ants,” is a colorful and beautiful municipality located in the department of Usulután. Well known among national and international tourists for having beautiful beaches such as Punta Mango, Punta Bongo, El Espino, and important natural protected areas. In addition to its impressive natural attractions, it has a fascinating cultural legacy rich in customs and traditions deeply rooted in the Catholic faith.
Continuing a vast legacy of traditions of the Catholic religion and faith, Jucuara’n’s patron saint festivities are celebrated from the 16th to the 26th of July in honor of Santa Ana, and the celebrations of Romerías are from the 24th of January to the 2nd of February in honor of the Holy Virgin of Candelaria.
The Romerías of Jucuarán is one of the largest and most important festivities in the eastern part of the country. Thousands of national and foreign tourists come to the temple to either celebrate or fulfill a promise for favors received.
Apart from the emblematic patron saint festivities, cultural and tourist events or festivals are celebrated, such as the coffee and cocoa festival, religious festivals, and the corn and gastronomic festival.