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Quinceanera: Celebrating Fifteen
In gorgeous full-color photos, King takes us to a

Our Price: $17.00
By Elizabeth King (au) (ph)
Year: 1998
Pages: 40
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 525456384

Product Code: 1422357287

In gorgeous full-color photos, King takes us to a joyous, once-in-a-lifetime event -- the quinceanera. It is the celebration of a Latina’s 15th birthday, a coming-of-age ritual in which a community welcomes its newest adult member with a church service, a feast, & dancing. The tradition, which is rooted in Aztec & Mexican custom, is growing in popularity in the U.S. With a lavish dress, an honor court of friends, a big cake, & a night filled with music, the quinceanera is a fairy-tale moment. But it is a solemn event, too. At a special Mass before the party, the young woman reaffirms her faith & reflects on its importance in her adult life. The history, significance, & fun of the quinceanera are warmly recounted in this lovely book. Illustrations.

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