The Origin of The Quinceañera

500 Years ago, Quinceañera meant the celebration for the 15th anniversary and to present them as prospective wives.  In the present, a Quinceañera is a event that was passed on along the culture and now celebrates a new meaning.  A bridge to womanhood.  Hispanic Teenagers celebrate these events in anyway possible.  Sometimes $10,000’s of dollars are spent just to have a few hundred people gather together for a night.  This night is very special for the family and the growth of the young girl as it represents her passing to adulthood.   Even traditions done as a ceremony 500 years ago are still being done today during the reception.  Examples of these are The Last doll, Change of Shoes, Waltz, & The Toast.

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