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Quinceañera is a landmark in a girl's life calling for a special celebration

by Marie Catherine Online Shopping

The very word quinceañera reminds us of fairy like young girl,entering young womanhood making it an event to be celebrated, marking the transformation of a girl to a young lady , on her fifteenth birthday. This is a Spanish word, meaning fifteen and this event is a Latin American tradition. Quinceañera is also used for the girl who is celebrating her 15th birthday , and entering into womanhood.

This is a celebration where customs, religion and modern trends are merged. Typically a Quinceañera celebration begins with a religious ceremony and a reception is held either at home or in a banquet hall. This custom mainly focuses on God, friends and family, good food, music and dance. During this ceremony the sweet sixteen dresses gain most prominence and importance, to identify the quinceanera.

It is a common practice for the celebrant to choose special friends to be present in what is called Court of Honor. Mostly they are young siblings, or close friends. The court can consist of all girls called Damas ,all boys called Chambelanes, or can be a mix of girls and boys. The quinceañera usually wears a ball gown and her court has the traditional attire of gowns and tuxedos.

There are some customary gifts the celebrant should receive, they are

  • Bible or prayer book and rosary

  • Tiara

  • Cross or medal

  • Scepter

To mark this celebration , one is very careful about dress selection. Dress is most important as everything is centered around the dress like decorations, flower color and it’s arrangements, theme and others. Traditionally the style of the dress is limited to formal ballroom gown which is full length, small neckline and a big full skirt. Colors are generally white or other pastel shades are in trend nowadays.

There are many outlets which specializes in quinceañera dresses. There are various patterns , styles, colors and matching jewelry on offer at these shops. On searching the internet for Cheap special occasions Dresses, many sellers and online shops are found, images of their stock can also be checked and dress can be selected from them. Color and fabric of the chosen dress is what makes the celebrant look beautiful on her big day.

At quinceanera celebrations, the quinceanera dresses are of utmost important, just like that in a wedding. Traditionally it should be white or pastel shade .Traditionally gowns are worn by Damas which compliment the dress of the quinceañera. Shops or event management companies offer rental services for Dama Dress. It could be bought or taken on hire.

The Quinceañera receives her Last Doll traditionally made of porcelain, which is passed to younger siblings.


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