Sunday, April 06, 2008


Finally! We went to our first quinceanera ever - a Fiesta Rosa - a traditional coming of age celebration in the Hispanic culture. A friend's daughter turned 15 and we all gathered to celebrate - in a very traditional way. There was a thanksgiving mass - a Misa de acción de gracias, a Mexican priest, a court of girls (damas) dressed in burgundy, a very large birthday cake with bridges , lots of young boys (chamberlains) who had learned to waltz, and really good tequila! According to the formal rule,
Mexican girls cannot dance in a public event before their 15th birthday - so at the Quinceanera there is a traditional dance followed by a "surprise" dance which is usually a lively popular Latin dance. We danced till our feet hurt. ¡Gracias a la familia del Villanueva!


molly said...

what a juicy post! the photos are great, i love it. i want to go to the next one!

Anonymous said...

That was a great explanation and now I feel like I, also, have been to one. Kick