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Quinceaneras: Let the Party Begin!

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Quinceaneras, why are they celebrated?  Well, first of all, a quince is traditionally celebrated by Mexican cultures but it can still be celebrated by other cultures as well.  This fiesta is not just your ordinary birthday party. Many people might say that quinces are celebrated because you just have fun and get to wish happy birthday to the girl.  The genuine reason of why most girls from these Mexican cultures celebrate quinceaneras is to honor a young girl (child) transitioning into “womanhood”. With that said britannica.com states, “The quinceanera is both a religious and a social event that emphasizes the importance of family and society in the life of a young woman.”

Quinces can take up to months or maybe even a year for the preparation.  There are many events that go on during this special day for the birthday girl.  Once the day comes, the quinceanera attends mass with her godparents, family, and friends by her side so they can see her get blessed by the priest, wearing a classical puffy colorful dress.  After the hour long church, the girl will take pictures to forever cherish this moment. From there, the fun will start! Her closest friends, and family, usually go in a limo or a party bus to wherever the quinceanera pleases while her other family leave and start to get settled into the hall or salon.  More guests will start to arrive and also get settled in and eat some delicious food once she finally arrives. Then after that, she will dance to a song with her dad and with other family members as well then she changes her slippers that she was previously wearing into high heels to acknowledge that she is not a little girl anymore.  She will then do a surprise dance with her court of honor, damas and chambelan, and then make a toast, saying let the party begin!

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Aaliyah, Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Aaliyah and this is my first year working with the journalism crew. I love to play sports and I am currently in a soccer and dance team....

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5 Responses to “Quinceaneras: Let the Party Begin!”

  1. anayeli on February 14th, 2019 2:48 pm

    nice story!! really love Mexican traditions 😄👍

  2. Thomas on February 14th, 2019 8:01 pm

    Bravo Aaliyah👏👏👏! It is fascinating to learn about the Hispanic Culture!

  3. Nancy Lupian on February 16th, 2019 10:47 pm

    Very interesting story Aaliyah. I really like how you talked about the day of a quinceanera. Keep up the good work!!

  4. Anne Delapena on February 20th, 2019 1:13 pm

    I really like how you explained it, it makes things clear and understandable.

  5. Janelle on February 20th, 2019 1:52 pm

    Nice sentence structure! I’m glad someone wrote about “quinces” because they are such a great Mexican tradition!

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