ļ½ 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.
ļ½ Most Quinceaneras are very fancy events. Atone time 14 girls and 14 boys made up thecourt of honor.
ļ½ The court walks down the aisle together inpairs followed by the Quinceanera and herescort. Every guest gets a piece of cake.
ļ½ The customs highlightGod, family, friends, music, food and dance.The boys wear tuxedos.
Quinceanera TraditionBySeth, Montrell, Meadow, and Kayla
This celebration honors the beginning of a girl becoming awoman (or a boy becoming a man.)
The birthday girl wears a white dress, which looks like awedding dress.
She also wears a special necklace her parents have boughther for this special day. She often wears a teara.
The Quinceanera tradition celebrates the young girl (laQuinceanera), and recognizes her journey from childhoodto maturity.
The mix of family and friends, young and old, near and far-all combine to make the celebration unique and special.
There are many traditions throughout the quinceaneracelebration.
Interestingly, many families today are merging theirHispanic and American heritages by choosing tocelebrate a Sweet Sixteen.
One of the most popular isthe Changing of the Shoes.
For their 16 party, thefamilies do the full-blownquinceanera traditions.
Itās from Mexico, PuertoRican, and SouthAmerica.