Independence Day in El Salvador 1811

The church bells of La Merced in San Salvador, the capital of the nation El Salvador, rang out for freedom on November 5, 1811.  Salvadoran priest and doctor José Matías Delgado sparked this 1811 Independence Movement from Spain. The rebels held power for a few months, but were soon defeated. In 1814, the freedom-fighters began their resistance again and eventually succeeded in winning their independence from Spain. November 5 is now celebrated as the first call for the independence of Central America.

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