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.
Most Quinceaneras are very fancy events. Atone time 14 girls and 14 boys made up thecourt of honor.
The court walks down the aisle together inpairs followed by the Quinceanera and herescort. Every guest gets a piece of cake.
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.
It’s from Mexico, PuertoRican, and SouthAmerica.