Celebrating a Quinceanera: A Latina's 15th Birthday Celebration

Celebrating a Quinceanera A Latina s th Birthday Celebration A quinceanera is than just a birthday party For Ariana s Mexican American family it is also a rite of passage a religious occasions and a celebration of heritage In this festive photo essay ten ye

  • Title: Celebrating a Quinceanera: A Latina's 15th Birthday Celebration
  • Author: Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
  • ISBN: 9780823416936
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A quinceanera is than just a birthday party For Ariana s Mexican American family, it is also a rite of passage, a religious occasions, and a celebration of heritage In this festive photo essay, ten year old Ariana enthusiastically helps her cousin Cynthia prepare for this big event It is a effort that involves not only the extended family but the entire community.A quinceanera is than just a birthday party For Ariana s Mexican American family, it is also a rite of passage, a religious occasions, and a celebration of heritage In this festive photo essay, ten year old Ariana enthusiastically helps her cousin Cynthia prepare for this big event It is a effort that involves not only the extended family but the entire community There are invitations to be delivered, dresses to be chosen, musicians to be hired, dances to be learned and perfected, favours and food to be made, and even counseling sessions for Ariana s cousin to attend at church On the day of Cynthia s quinceanera, it is clear that everyone s hard work has paid off as the community comes together for an occasion to be remembered and treasured In a warm and exuberant tribute, Diane Hoyt Goldsmith and Lawrence Migdale portray a culture and a celebration that is grounded in faith, rich in traditions, and full of life.

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    1. This story is about a girl who is turning 15, which leaves behind her childhood to celebrate her being a young woman. In this story the girl's cousin helps her prepare for the big day. A Quinceanera is a big deal for a 15 year old girl. This is what is involved: invitations, planning a menu, choosing the "attendants" and dresses, and learning the dance waltz. I didn't have many friends that had Quinceaneras but always heard about them. I was always curious why there were celebrating such a big e [...]

    2. This was interesting. It's shorts and chock full of photographs, but this tradition is an interesting one, and it was fun to learn about it. It looks a lot like a wedding, and if you didn't know it was a fifteen-year-old's birthday party, you could have very easily mistaken it for a wedding.

    3. Celebrating a Quinceanera: A Latina's 15th Birthday Celebration (Hardcover)by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith Highly illustrated.

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