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Transcript of Quinceanera
The celebration symbolizes a young girl becoming a women.
The tradition has been going on for over 2,000 years.
Some people say the tradition started in Spain, others say the Aztecs started it.
Either way both cultures celebrate the ceremony in the same way and for the same reason.
It takes place in Latin America countries, or places with Latin Americans. The Quinceañera is suppose to wear ball gown with a petticoat underneath to make it look puffy. She will also wear gloves and a crown. Traditionally, the birthday girl was only suppose to wear white but now they have dresses in all different colors.
Traditionally the celebration would consist of fourteen girls (damas) and boys (chambelanes). Also known as the "court".
All the girls would wear the same dress and the boys would wear tuxedos.
Its is usually required to have all the following:
a quinceañera doll (her last doll)
a special quinceañera kneeling pillow
quinceañera bible and rosary
a quinceañera tiara or crown
a matching photo album and guest signature book
specially decorated quinceañera toasting glasses and matching cake knives
First there is a thanksgiving ceremony, followed by a reception or banquet and at the banquet the famous quinceñera waltz is performed. By: MAGGIE WILLIAMS Brown, Alton. "Tres Leche Cake." Recipe : Alton Brown : Recipes : Food Network. Food Network, 2007. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/tres-leche-cake-recipe/index.html>.
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"Quinceanera Tradition." Quinceanera-boutique.com. Quinceanera-Boutique.com Inc., 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2012. Bibliography Traditions of the Quinceañera Traditional Foods The main meal that would be severed would during the celebration would be mole, pico de gallo, tortillas, steak, rice, beans, pig intestines, ground beef dish, and baby goat.
The often offer many finger foods as well. Like mini sandwiches or cubed cheeses.
They would also have different desserts like rice pudding, really good cookies, flan, and the birthday cake which is normally a "tres leches" cake or a three milks cake.
All the food and drinks that are served are based of what the birthday's girl's wishes are. This is a map of South America. Typical quinceañera dress. All the people that attend this girls quinceañera. Typical quinceañera cake The quinceañera girl with her cake. Tres leches cake. For the cake:
6 3/4 ounces cake flour, plus extra for pan
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces sugar
5 whole eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the glaze:
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup half-and-half
For the topping:
2 cups heavy cream
8 ounces sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract This is a tres leches Decorating the Quinceañera Most quinceañera decorations depend on the theme of your quinceañera.
Some common decorations are flowers and candles.
People usually decorate the room with string lights, streamers, balloons or paper lanterns.
People usually decoration the tables and chair with table cloths, elegant centerpieces, and they will tie ribbon around the chairs. examples of the table decorations. Importance of a Quinceañera The quinceañera is so important because it symbolizes a young girl becoming a women.
The quinceañera typically begins with a religious ceremony or a thanksgiving mass.
The Quinceañera sits on the foot of the altar during the whole ceremony.
The Quinceañera is carrying a bouquet and at the end she offers it to the Virgin Mary. A thanksgiving mass at a quinceañera Comparison to Other Holidays The Quinceañera is almost like a mix of a Sweet 16 and a wedding.
The Quinceañera is more meaningful than a sweet 16, but in American being sixteen represents the age of being able to drive by yourself and you normally have more freedom and people do tend to have a big celebration.
The Quinceañera is similar to a wedding by the ceremony and decorations but the meanings are totally different. Sweet sixteen and her cake Quinceañera and her cake bride and groom with their cake. Interesting Facts Quinceañeras almost disappeared in Puerto Rico during the 1980s and early 1990s, when girls opted for a more modern party or a trip, or simply skipped the celebration.
Most people started planning a year in advance.
Before the celebration the young girl is not suppose to wear adult clothes, high heeled shoes, or make up.
Traditions will very based on the country and culture the girl is from. The young girl and her chambelanes The young girl and her damas Spanish Page! 1. Una quinceañera celebra quince años de una chica.
2. Todo el mundo está disfrutando de la fiesta.
3. La chica quinceañera está llevando una corona.
4. La chica quinceañera ha estado planeando esta fiesta del año pasado.
5. La muchacha soñaba con el día de hoy tantas veces cuando era niño.
6. Todo el mundo baila en una fiesta de quince.
7. La muchacha nunca ha usado tacones altos antes.
8. Esta celebración nunca será olvidado.
9. Esta tradtion originó en España.
10. Una quinceañera es muy importante para todas las niñas Spainsh. This is a girl about to eat her cake. To decorate a quinceañera most people use..? What type of cake is normally served as the dessert? How long has the tradition been going on for? Why is the quinceañera so important? How old is the Quinceañera turning? What is the Quinceañera suppose to wear? a. 21
c. 15 a. it represents a girl becoming a women
b. it represents a boy becoming a man
c. it represents a kitten becoming a cat a. a tuxedo
b. a ball gown
c. shorts and a shirt a. tres leches cake
b. peanut butter cake
c. manzana cake a. string lights
c. paper lanterns
d. all the above a. 2 years
b. 100,000,000,000,000 years
c. 2,000 years