The tradition of Quinceañera is believed to have come from the Aztecs. Since women weren't deemed an important part of the society, their education only meant learning household responsibilities. Elder women in the community would teach young girls (15 year old) the ways to comport themselves in the community, child-rearing, cooking, weaving, etc. When a young girl got married, it would require an elderly woman to carry the young bride on her back and light the path as she walked with the bride to the bridegroom's house.Today Quinceañera isn't just a jovial celebration of a young girl's debut in womanhood but it also means that she is now ready to take up her share of responsibilities. The celebration is a lavish affair, as good as a wedding. Quinceañera is a grand celebration for the Quince girl (a loving moniker for the honoree), her parents, relatives, and godparents.
The ceremony begins with a mass, where she asserts her faith in God, receives blessings from a priest as well as expresses her gratitude for a good childhood. The Quince girl gets herself arrayed in a vestido de quinceañera (a beautiful Quinceañera gown) with her head adorned with a tiara. The real party kicks off with opulence, choreographed dances, music, magnificent cake, grand decorations, toast-raising ceremony, and a grandiose dinner setting. This coming of age celebration is a defining moment in a young girl's life, where she is bestowed with valuable life lessons as well as lavish gifts.
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Parents and godparents start planning for this special occasion right from the time a girl is born in the family. From flowers to embellishments on the gown to music band to food, they all work tirelessly to make their daughter's Quinceañera the most memorable and life-enriching experience of her life.