The Ahuachapanecos are prepared for each September 7 for the traditional Feast of Farolitos Ahuachapán, a celebration engaged, according to reports, over 400 years ago.
The party is that the faithful placed in their homes or trees lanterns made with different colored cellophane, inside which there is a burning candle. Each September 7 this city is full of lights to mark the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary. It is an attractive throughout the city, so now it becomes a pretext to visit these days.
The center of the celebration is held at night, since Ahuachapan Farolitos illuminate the entire city and its surroundings. There are also processions of children, some dressed as angels, carrying Farolitos, bladders or flowers.