Quinceanera Essay

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A quinceañera is the celebration of a girls fifteenth birthday. It is a huge celebration in the spanish culture. It is first step into womanhood, for a girl. It gives thanks to God thanks for his blessings, and to present a young lady to the community. In the United States, this occasional celebration would be called a “sweet sixteen”, even though it’s not a fifteenth birthday. The way this was celebrated in mexico is a little different than when hispanics celebrate it in the United States.

The Quinceanera tradition started many years ago when the Spanish conquerors brought the tradition to Mexico and others say the tradition originated with the Aztecs. During the 1400s and early 1500s, young girls were considered marriage-ready at the …show more content…

The daughter will also have to find out what kind of dress she wants to dance, and be seen in. To liven up the party, they will have to find a dj to play music. They’ll need decorators and a referred bakery to give a better visual appeal. Then, they will need a recorder/photographer to document the amazing memories. Finally, they can start making and sending out invitations and start rehearsing, and get any little finishing touches that needs to be done, such as a hairdresser.

At a traditional quince, the girl of honor will usually wear a ball gown, along with her Court of Honor dressed in dresses and tuxedos. Also, during the reception she may receive a tiara (denotes a princess before God and the world; a triumph over childhood and ability to face the challenges ahead), scepter (symbolizes authority, and more importantly, responsibility for her life and taking adult roles in society, that is now being given to the young woman), cross or medal (signifies faith - in God, in herself, and in her world), bible, or prayer book and rosary (Important resources to keep the word of God in her life). These gifts would be given out by the Padrinos (also known as the godparents and/or sponsors). The crowning of the tiara is traditionally done by the parents, along with the presenting of the scepter. The parents will optionally present three roses to represent the stages of life, infancy, childhood, and current age. The gifts are the distinctive,

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