Quinceanera Traditions


Quinceanera Traditions: Quinceanera is something really important for most Latin girls, especially if they live in North and South America. Its were womanhood begins and it all begins with a quinceanera party!

Turning fifteen years of age is acknowledged with the Quinceanera and the ceremony is a reaffirmation of the baptismal vows made by her parents. This is a huge event in most Latin girls life's. It's practically the equivalent of a wedding, with all the pomp and glamour and there is also a religious atmosphere.

Most little girl's dream about their quinceanera, about that special day and moment. It's the day were they will be a princess and everyone will treat her like one, it is when the girl makes her society debut, when she becomes a woman.

Quinceanera traditions can be traced back to the Aztecs in 500BC. The traditions of Quinceaneras varies from country to country from family to family but for the most part the core of the traditions are the same.

While the Quinceaneras go back hundreds of years, the modern Quince can be quite different from even those of a generation ago. Today modern quence girls are putting a new twist on their celebrations.

Planning usually begins up to a year to two years in advance of the big day. Everyone is involved in the planning, the dad, the aunty, the siblings, the cousins, the best friends etc.

There are many details which have to be thought about: the cake, the dress, the tiara, the decorations, the invitations. This party considers same dedication as a wedding.


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