Mis Quince Años
A Quinceanera is a tradition among the Mexican culture where turning fifteen means becoming of age into young adulthood. This tradition originally was celebrated for young teen boys becoming men. It was an honor for these young men to celebrate with family and friends that they no longer were looked upon as boys but MEN!
Throughout the years, this tradition that once was extremely popular among the male demographic, was adopted among the young girls who also felt that they had the right to get recognition for becoming young woman of age as well, in other words, for entering womanhood. Therefore, this tradition shifted from being male-oriented to female-oriented.
Young teen woman have changed the direction of this tradition. Becoming fifteen and celebrating your birthday is not your typical birthday celebration with a cake and candles. I am talking about a big ball gown dress, elegant hair styles, shoes, make-up, a hall, a court of young men known as chambelanes, a three to four tier cake, decorations, and a valz. Above all the things listed and much more, the cherry on top of what makes this celebration and tradition special is by the celebration of a mass, which demonstrates how thankful you are for having the opportunity to have reached that age in life.
The following video is an example of a quinceanera and what it could look like by having a dress, a court of chamebelanes and damas, a hall, and a unique vals, enjoy!