Latin countries such as Mexico, Colombia, and El Salvador are known for their rich history, colorful culture, and delicious food. That’s one reason why Los Amigos Latin Bar & Grill in Forest Park is proud to serve our customers authentic and delicious traditional plates from these incredible places! We offer some meals that you have certainly heard of as well as some that you have never tried before. In this blog post, we’re going to talk a little bit about a few of the extravagant and fun holidays that are celebrated in Latin countries. Be sure to come celebrate them at our restaurant! If you would like more information about the tasty food that we provide then reach out to us today or come on by. Your taste buds will thank you.

Fiestas Patronales de San Salvador

When El Salvador celebrates, they go big. The Fiestas Patronales de San Salvador takes place August 1st through the 6th and honors the Divino Salvador del Mundo, which is the patron saint of El Salvador. Taking place in the capital city of San Salvador, attendees can take part in the opening ceremony, see the election of the Queen of Celebrations, and have also go to an amusement park!

Las Posadas

Most popular in Mexico and Guatemala, Las Posadas is an extension of the Christmas celebration. From December 16th to the 24th, children and adults alike dress up as Mary and Joseph and reflect on their journey seeking lodging. The tradition has a party at a different neighborhood house every night and plenty of great food and beverages are shared. The party ends on Christmas Eve with neighbors breaking apart a giant pinata in the shape of a star.

Dia de las Velitas

Another Latin Christmas tradition is the Dia de las Velitas, which is celebrated in Colombia on December 7th. The communities gather together and light candles in honor of the Virgin Mary and her immaculate conception.


Tamaladas is a way for friends and family to celebrate, well, tamales! Tamaladas are celebrated year-round, and are a way to swap tamale recipes and bond with their loved ones. This is especially nice because making tamales on your own can be time-consuming and difficult. Don’t worry though, we serve them too if you are craving one!

Dia de la Constitución

Known as Constitution Day in English, this holiday takes place in Mexico and is a way for the people to celebrate their current constitution which was put in place on February 5th, 1917. Most places such as schools and businesses are closed for the day and there is no shortage of festivals, concerts, picnics, and so much more.

You don’t need to be in one of these countries to celebrate, you can do it at our Latin bar & grill in Forest Park! It doesn’t even have to be a legitimate holiday for you to come in and enjoy some authentic dishes made out of fresh and tasty meals. Come enjoy our meals today!