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Quinceañera<br />Coming of Age<br />Teresa. “NYPL public domain image” via Flickr. Creative Commons Attribution<br />
What does it mean?<br />When a young girl in Mexico turns fifteen<br />A rightful passage into adulthood<br />
¿Fiesta?<br />A huge 15th birthday party is held<br />All friends and family are invited<br />
Sound Familiar?<br />Similar to a Sweet 16 in America<br />Also has traditions similar to a Debutante&apos;s coming out<br...
Traditions<br />Large, frilly, expensive dresses<br />Girls are accompanied by “Damas” and “Chambelanes”<br />Traditional ...
Traditional Quinceañera Court<br />“A Quinceanera Court” via Wikipedia. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 <br />
The Dance<br />The quinceañera and her escort preform the Waltz<br />All Damas and Chambelanes join<br />Dance is preforme...
The Last Doll<br />A doll is given to represent all childhood memories being left behind<br />It is given during the churc...
Gifts Given<br />Tiara<br />Cross or Medal<br />Bible and Rosary<br />Scepter<br />
¡Party Favors!<br />Younger sisters or cousins pass out “bolos”<br />These commemorative gifts are a “thank you” for atten...
Birthday  Cake<br />A multi-tiered cake is served to all guests<br />The frosting is made to match the dress of the Quince...
¡Birthday Cake!<br />Christian Frausto Bernal. “Pastel de quineaños” via Flickr. September 13, 2006<br />
In the Church<br />The ceremony provides an opportunity for the priest to guide the young woman to adulthood through God<b...
Alternatives<br />Some girls choose a lavish trip over a Quinceañera<br />Paris, Spain, and other European countries are m...
Questions<br />Who performs the traditional dance?<br />What does the Last Doll represent?<br />
Selected Vocabulary<br />Misa de acción de gracias – Thanksgiving mass<br />Padrinos – God parents<br />Damas – Maids of H...
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  1. 1. Quinceañera<br />Coming of Age<br />Teresa. “NYPL public domain image” via Flickr. Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  2. 2. What does it mean?<br />When a young girl in Mexico turns fifteen<br />A rightful passage into adulthood<br />
  3. 3. ¿Fiesta?<br />A huge 15th birthday party is held<br />All friends and family are invited<br />
  4. 4. Sound Familiar?<br />Similar to a Sweet 16 in America<br />Also has traditions similar to a Debutante&apos;s coming out<br />Everyone gathers for a celebration<br />Girls are treated as royalty<br />
  5. 5. Traditions<br />Large, frilly, expensive dresses<br />Girls are accompanied by “Damas” and “Chambelanes”<br />Traditional music and dance enters the atmosphere<br />
  6. 6. Traditional Quinceañera Court<br />“A Quinceanera Court” via Wikipedia. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 <br />
  7. 7. The Dance<br />The quinceañera and her escort preform the Waltz<br />All Damas and Chambelanes join<br />Dance is preformed at the celebration reception<br />
  8. 8. The Last Doll<br />A doll is given to represent all childhood memories being left behind<br />It is given during the church ceremony by the Priest<br />
  9. 9. Gifts Given<br />Tiara<br />Cross or Medal<br />Bible and Rosary<br />Scepter<br />
  10. 10. ¡Party Favors!<br />Younger sisters or cousins pass out “bolos”<br />These commemorative gifts are a “thank you” for attending<br />
  11. 11. Birthday Cake<br />A multi-tiered cake is served to all guests<br />The frosting is made to match the dress of the Quinceañera<br />
  12. 12. ¡Birthday Cake!<br />Christian Frausto Bernal. “Pastel de quineaños” via Flickr. September 13, 2006<br />
  13. 13. In the Church<br />The ceremony provides an opportunity for the priest to guide the young woman to adulthood through God<br />The girls are blessed and given traditional gifts<br />
  14. 14. Alternatives<br />Some girls choose a lavish trip over a Quinceañera<br />Paris, Spain, and other European countries are most popular<br />
  15. 15. Questions<br />Who performs the traditional dance?<br />What does the Last Doll represent?<br />
  16. 16. Selected Vocabulary<br />Misa de acción de gracias – Thanksgiving mass<br />Padrinos – God parents<br />Damas – Maids of Honor<br />Chambelanes – Chamberlains/ Male escorts<br />
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