Quinceañera is the coming-of-age birthday for girls turning 15 in Latin America and among Hispanics in the U.S. Its history goes back centuries and has been influenced by Native Americans, Catholicism, and European culture. It is a grand social event with the 15 year old wearing a full length dress and high-heels, and signifies her passage into adulthood.
Websites submitted here must be Quinceañera related and in English. Sites in Spanish should be submitted to the appropriate World: Español: Sociedad: Festividades subcategory.
History of the Quinceañera as a Rite of Passage
Shows the history, meaning, and events of this special birthday year among Latin Americans.
La Quiceanera - An Hispanic Celebration of Budding Womanhood
Explains how in Mexico the transition from childhood to womanhood is marked with the celebration of the Quinceañera.
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