Blog Archives

Quince Años – A Girls Biggest Day

A girls wedding is supposed to be the biggest day of her life, but in Latin American cultures, young girls get a glimpse of that “big day” a lot sooner. A Quince Años [keen-se-anyera] is a girl’s’ 15th birthday celebration that marks her transition from childhood, into the life of a young woman.

It’s far from the sleep over party or road trip an American girl has for her sweet 16. A quinceañera celebration is typically

Read more →

What is a Quinceañera?

The quinceañera has its origins many centuries ago, when both boys and girls participated in rites of passage. To prepare for womanhood, girls were separated from other children at a certain age so the elder women could teach them about their future roles as members of family and community. During the official rites of passage, the community would thank the gods for the future wives and mothers, and the young women would vow to

Read more →