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  • 1. By Maison, Nadia, Ethan, and Jelena
  • 2. ļ½ For their sweet 16 party, the families do thefull-blown Quinceanera traditions-thereligious ceremony the reception, the tiarawith the number 16, and more. TheQuinceanera tradition comes fromMexico, Puerto Rico and South America.
  • 3. ļ½ Most Quinceaneras are very fancy events. Atone time 14 girls and 14 boys made up thecourt of honor.
  • 4. ļ½ The court walks down the aisle together inpairs followed by the Quinceanera and herescort. Every guest gets a piece of cake.
  • 5. ļ½ The customs highlightGod, family, friends, music, food and dance.The boys wear tuxedos.
  • 6. Quinceanera TraditionBySeth, Montrell, Meadow, and Kayla
  • 7. This celebration honors the beginning of a girl becoming awoman (or a boy becoming a man.)
  • 8. The birthday girl wears a white dress, which looks like awedding dress.
  • 9. She also wears a special necklace her parents have boughther for this special day. She often wears a teara.
  • 10. The Quinceanera tradition celebrates the young girl (laQuinceanera), and recognizes her journey from childhoodto maturity.
  • 11. The mix of family and friends, young and old, near and far-all combine to make the celebration unique and special.
  • 12. There are many traditions throughout the quinceaneracelebration.
  • 13. Interestingly, many families today are merging theirHispanic and American heritages by choosing tocelebrate a Sweet Sixteen.
  • 14. One of the most popular isthe Changing of the Shoes.
  • 15. For their 16 party, thefamilies do the full-blownquinceanera traditions.
  • 16. Itā€™s from Mexico, PuertoRican, and SouthAmerica.