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Transcript of Quinceanara
From Ancient Aztec and Mayan roots.
At 15, girls were seen as responsible and hence were able to get married.
I'm 15, I'm ready to get married
What is the Quinceañera?
Comes from "quince" meaning "fifteen" and "años" meaning "years"
The girl is said to "open the door to womanhood."
Celebration of a latino girl's 15th birthday.
Where is it celebrated?
I'm 15, ready to get married.
Similar Events In Our Culture
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
It is a very important Rite Of Passage For The Latino Community.
To honor the young woman, her parents, family and her 'padrinos' or godparents.
What Activities Take Place At A Quinceañera?
The celebrated girl is led to the mass by a procession of her parents, the court, chambelan and her padrinos.
The girl is seated on a chair on the altar.
Readings are directed to the girl.
Her patron saint is honoured and the girl renews her baptismal vows.
The girl receives a tiara.
Girl offers bouquet of flowers to the altar of Mary and prays to Mary.
Girl is escorted out by her escort (chambelan)
The Role Of The Mass
What is the Role of The Mass
The Mass is a blessing and a thanksgiving.
Thanks God for a complete childhood and blesses the year to come.
Welcomes the celebrated girl to her new life and adult like challenges.
Change in the church's view of her from a child to that of an adult.
Mayans And Aztecs
Why do they Celebrate it?
Spanish conquerors are said to have brought it to Mexico
Spanish conquerors were thought to have brought it to Mexico . Different religions influenced it.
Mayan And Aztecs
Changing of Shoes
Bible and Rosary
Bouquet Of Flowers
People Involved in A Quinceañera
"Padres" - Parents
"Abuelos" - Grandparents
"Padrinos" - Godparents
"Patrones" - Sponsors
"Damas" - Usually 7 Females
"Chambelanes" - Male Escorts
What do the people wear?
Formal/ Semi -Formal dressing for all
Role of Mother and Father
ESCORTED TO HER SEAT AT THE START OF MASS
FATHER AND DAUGHTER WALTZ
HELPS DAUGHTER THROUGH TRANSITION
CHANGING OF THE SHOES
Food, drinks and music
Lavishly decorated in colours similar to the Quinceañera's dress
Dance with Court Of Honour
Father Daughter Dance