“ Instead once, In Latin culture,the quinceanera’s a big thing-it's when a girl becomes woman. But I think age is just a number-you become a woman with responsibilities you take on and the decisions you make. I started realizing that every day is a gift-you have everyday to be thankful you’re alive”. Emily Rios. There lots of things to talk about when it becomes on having a quince or some family member having one.
When we got there I could barely talk from the excitement. It would be my first time there. “WOW!” was the only thing I could say. When we got there my mother kept stopping to take pictures. I was hurrying her up.
In a Hispanic tradition growing up, its every little girl 's dream to have a huge party when you turn 15 which in Mexico we call quinceanera. It 's a party where all your loved ones go, Friends and family. It 's all something you shouldn 't forget, from all the food, to our tradition, music, dances, planning , laughter, crying , pictures , presents, and much more stuff. Its all a dream come true that we all have a day that everyone dedicates that day to you and only you . First thing for my family and I was to plan this whole party a whole 6 months ahead, or others like to do a year ahead, because of course you need to save money for the party and you have almost all your imidate family helping you out with what ever you may need, they all cooperate with any little thing,
First Time to Mexico After a long boring travel, we finally arrived to my grandmother’s house in Mexico. It was my first time going so I was astonished by everything and quite glad to see my cousins and family that i have never knew I had. A lot was different from my home up in California. There was so many little stores nearby and way more flavorful, delicious food like tamales and sopes.
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
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.
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,
El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy Calaveras, and parades.
In almost every region there is always some type of celebration. Celebrating the transition from a child to a young adult. In Hispanic cultures they celebrate this transition is similar as the American culture. However the festive way “Quinceañera” & “Sweet sixteen” also has its distinction. In this festive hispanic tradition “Quinceañera” is celebrated when a girl turns 15 and transform herself to a young women.
When it comes to the Hispanic’s quinceanera I do know something things about it and then there are some things that I have learn by attending one of a close friend. I already know that a quinceanera is their version of the American “Sweet Sixteen”. I was already aware that they celebrate it by having a party with friends and family. I know that Hispanics are big on family and that a big milestone is a reason to celebrate it.
Whole night I cried. I was not sad, but filled with joy that my father was proud of me. I think the uncertainty that was clouding my mind that my father would never be proud of me of who I am was finally fading away. He appreciates my passion and proud of whom I am. The bond between us became quite stronger than ever.
Quinceanera’s are a very big tradition for Hispanics. This tradition originated in Mexico and was started by the Aztecs. It is a right of passage for young girls (age 14), going into womanhood (age 15). Young girls get to dress up like a princess and have all the attention on them for once. There's lots of preparations that is required to plan and have a Quince, but it is worth it.
The Story of Marie LaVeau “The Voodoo Queen” Marie LaVeau was one of the most well-known voodoo queen in the 1800s. Voodoo is the most misconceived religion, but with Marie’s supernatural powers that lend toward the scared of evil spirits, answering prayer requests. Marie LaVeau was born on Sept 10, 1794 in New Orleans, LA and was the daughter of Charles Leaveaux, and his slave mistress name Marqurite. Marie was mixed with black, white, and Indian. Some people stated that her father was a rich creole plantation owner.
There are approximately seven billion human beings in the world, each having their own culture and traditions. Coincidentally enough, “The Tequila Worm” is based on a small town in Texas, with a family who shares the same family traditions as mine. Viola Canales, the author, talks about the main protagonist, Sophia, and how she celebrates her culture. The making of Easter cascarones, celebrating Dia de Los Muertos, and her connection with her father, Sophia’s life is not so different from mine. Therefore, Sophia’s life and experiences are uncanny similarities to mine and that is what this essay will focus on.
Since I was so excited to open the other presents, I forgot that my parents had a surprise for me. When my parents revealed that they had made me a train table, I was ecstatic. All the other gifts I received were great, but the only thing on my mind was the table. I never thought my