You may not know, but Quinceaneras started in Mexico by the Aztecs. The Aztecs had many ceremonies for different stages of people lives, but this one was the most important. Quinceanera’s were celebrated to give young women a role in society. The girl was presented with gifts from family and friends. The girls’ mother and other women would teach the girl what she had to do and how to do the right things during her life. This celebration was also to show that the girl is ready for marriage and is open to anyone. Time has changed and we don’t celebrate it like they use to back then, but it is still celebrated for girls coming into womanhood.
A quinceanera is the celebration of a fifteen year old girl’s birthday that is celebrated in Hispanic cultures. This birthday is a very special birthday from all the other birthdays because it marks a girl’s transition from childhood to young adulthood. It is a social and religious event that emphasizes the importance of society and family in a young woman’s life. The celebration isn’t just about celebrating the girl for her maturity. It is also about celebrating the girl’s family as well as her godparents.
On November 7, my family and I were invited to attend a quinceanera. A quinceanera is a traditional celebration of life and gratitude to the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic girl. It is believed that it was first celebrated by the Aztecs and Mayans and was adapted by the Spanish Catholics that conquered South America. The ancient Mexicans, or Aztecs, had many ceremonies to mark passages through the stages of life. This ritual emphasizes the young girls journey into womanhood and to announce her new social role to the entire community. The most important part of the celebration is the quincearnera dress she is traditionally known to wear. It is usually a pink or white gown, but today all pastel colors are popular and they can simply choose
You have to go through many obstacles to reach your goal. You also have to go through many challenges to accomplish the many different traditions you have. Many do sweet 16’s and that’s a tradition but there are much more, for example, a Quinceanera. A quinceanera is a traditional party you have when you turn 15. A quinceanera is to say that you left the little girl and became a young woman. In “Apache girl” she went through obstacles to become an Apache Girl and to let go of the little girl she was.
They can be extremely religious or can be more of a social event with similarities to an American prom. No matter what traditions they are made up of, every celebration is extremely unique to the quince girl and her family. They will forever hold significance in the Hispanic culture because, “Every ritual preformed within the Quinceañera ceremony is meant to bring a young woman closer to her family, and they are a symbol of her transition to womanhood” (Plummer,
I’m the first generation of my family to be Mexican -American, but I have been introduced to the Mexican culture since I was born. I appreciate the difficulties my parents have faced to make me the person that I am today even though I wasn’t born in Mexico my parents have taught me the language and the culture which I’m so proud of being part of. For others being Hispanic is actually being born in any Latin American countries which is not true at all. Being Hispanic is much more than my cultural background it actually describes how much I appreciate my culture and how I get to experience things other people don’t. I fit into the Hispanic community through the experiencing the culture first hand ,participating in traditions and planning to include my culture in my future.
Today was for real “Click” the door went as I walked into the hall. I was seeing so many faces, excited for the season to start. As excited as we were, the 6th graders looked nervous. And a 5,6,7,8
I come from an authentic Hispanic family, who is traditional in plenty distinct aspects. We treasure all the memories that have occurred to all of us and we laugh about the embarrassing moments we all had. We hold traditional customs and we accept new traditions as well. All of us are over protective of each and every family member, meaning that if anyone in the family has a problem we will not stop until it is fixed. To every family member, family is always first.
Las Vegas is where I was born and raised. That doesn’t mean that I just gave up on my Mexican culture. Like many others, I have a culture that is both American and Mexican. My culture has shaped my values, perceptions, and behaviors. The culture of my family, community, and society has made who I am as a person in numerous ways. Culture impacted my personality and how I act and feel. To me, culture is a very important part of every person’s life.
I am writing to you about the unique meaning behind my six word memoir, things you should know about me, and my two main goals for the year.
Morning came and we started are day, we went for a jet ski ride at the beach the beach water was amazing it was so clear and blue I just wanted to stay there all day long after the beach we all went to a resort the resort had lots of different things to do the first thing we did was swim underneath big caves the caves were dark and the water was so cold, after the caves we went snorkeling I have to say that was the best part of the trip I saw tons of different sea creatures I got to touch live stingray even though I was so scared I had to do
There were rice plants on my left and farm animals on my right. I grew up in New York City, so you can imagine the millions of questions that were running through my head. I’d never been to the countryside of the Dominican Republic before, but when I finally did, I couldn’t be more ecstatic, despite the scorching Caribbean sun burning down on my brown skin.
Growing up as a woman has been quite difficult in this generation, however, growing up around thirty years ago must have been more difficult. Back in the 1900’s, women had different social norms to deal with in society. Women had to stay at home, be housewives, do the laundry, and cook while men went out and worked to obtain money for their family. In Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin, she tells the struggles that women went through back in the 1990 's and the social norms that women had to go through. Chopin addresses many instances of symbolism to portray the feeling Mrs. Mallard has about her own thoughts and experiences with or without a man in her life.
It’s difficult to pinpoint a specific moment in one’s life in which your life is transformed. We often realize that this moment is so signingagent when looking back on personal experiences and don’t realize it at the time. For me, this moment occurred when I realized that I had taken what I love most for granted.
Ever since i was young i fell in love with the art of dance. When i finally joined i felt like i was a little behind hence everyone was in my class was dancing since they were toddlers. My first day of dance was pretty nerve racking. My teacher would say to do something and i wouldn't know what to do because i didn't know any dance vocabulary. I would have to look around and try to fit in as much as possible so my teacher wouldn't think i wasn't fit for the class. Few weeks went on and i start catching up i was going home looking up videos and looking up vocabulary so every time i went back to practice i would improve more and more. When i first started dance it was hard because i wasn't as strong, flexible, or and experienced as the other