What Is a Quinceanera Court?

Answer In Latin American culture, a girl comes of age officially on her 15th birthday. The girl's family typically throws a large party, called a quinceanera, to celebrate the occasion. Many Hispanic fami... Read More »

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What happens at a Quinceanera?

A traditional Hispanic celebration, La Quinceanera recognizes the coming of age of a 15 year old girl. Family, religion and social responsibility are honored through various activities during the e... Read More »

Where did the quinceanera come from?

According to the Quinceanera Party website, the quinceañera (translated as "15 years") is an ancient Aztec tradition. In Aztec society, a girl was considered a woman at 15. The quinceañera was a ... Read More »

What do you do at a quinceanera?

On One Hand: Quinceanera is a Religious CeremonyThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops says a quinceanera is a "traditional celebration of life and gratitude to God on the occasion of the... Read More »

Where did the quinceanera originate from?

The quinceañera is a traditional celebration commemorating the passage of a 15-year-old Hispanic girl woman from childhood to adulthood. The quinceañera celebration originated from ancient Mesoam... Read More »