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Quinceanara

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on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Quinceanara

To commemorate the transition of a 15 year old girl from childhood to young womanhood
History



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.
Woman hood
Where is it celebrated?
I'm 15, ready to get married.
Similar Events In Our Culture
Sweet Sixteen
Weddings
Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Quincea What?
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.
Mass
Reception
What Activities Take Place At A Quinceañera?
Mass
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?
It's tradition.
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
Tiara
Earrings
Necklace
Bracelet &Ring
Pillow
Changing of Shoes
Father Daughter
Dance
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?
VS
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
Parents
Father
Mother
CHANGING OF THE SHOES
PAYS
Reception


Party
Food, drinks and music
Theme
Lavishly decorated in colours similar to the Quinceañera's dress
Entrance
Traditions
Dance with Court Of Honour
Father Daughter Dance
ORGANIZE EVENT
To Mass
Reception
Male Escorts
Males
Women
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