What is Quinceanera?
Quinceanera is a right of passage. It marks a turning point in a young girl’s life. Quince (Keen-say) means fifteen in Spanish. This event is the celebration of a young girl’s fifteenth birthday. Quinceanera stands for the event. It is also the name of the young girl herself.
Every child deserves a rite of passage. The change from child to young adult is an important time in everyone’s life. It should be celebrated. Perhaps this is an event more Americans should enjoy.
The special girl dresses up in a fabulous ball gown.
She wears a tiara to symbolize that she will always be a princess. “The tiara serves as a reminder that to her loved ones, especially her immediate family, the quinceañera will always be a princess; however, some also see it as denoting that she is a “princess” before God and the world. ” Wikipedia