The tradition of Quinceanera is one of the most important celebration in the Mexican culture. In Mexico and other countries in Latin America, it is customary to celebrate a girl’s fifteenth birthday party with full pomp and glory.
Now what is Quinceanera? It is a combination of the Spanish words quince “fifteen” and anos ‘years’. It is one of the most meaningful event that happens to any fifteen year old Mexican or Latin American girl. This celebration traditionally marks a girl’s coming of age, that she’s mature and ready for marriage and also to give thanks to God for all his blessings. It is also an honour to the girl’s parents and her godparents who’ll play an important role throughout the ceremonies.
The celebration normally begins with a thanksgiving mass in church, to give thanks for a completed childhood. The godparents will bestow the birthday girl with lavish gifts and jewellery which will accentuate her beautiful dress. The Quinceanera dress will be a full length ball gown in pastel or bold colours of her choice.
Around the birthday girl will be 14 male and female attendants and escorts, called damas and chambelanes to represent the previous 14 year of life.
The Quinceanera dress is the birthday girl’s first formal adult attire and even though it’s worn for only a day, a good choice of a comfortable dress is crucial. A dress that will look good on her, with matching colours to her skin and which will flatter her body. Pink is the traditional colour of a Quinceanera dress but fashion has evolved and the colours now worn are more bold and extravagant. So for those who are planning for an elaborate ‘Fifteenth Year’ or a ‘Sweet Sixteen’ birthday bash, do hop over to Sweetquinceaneradress for your dream dress.