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Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quinceañera


(Celebration Photo)  
Quinceañera (lit. meaning One (f.) who is fifteen), sometimes called Fiesta de Quinceañera, or simply quince, is the celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of immigrants from Latin America. This birthday is celebrated differently from any other birthday, as it marks the transition from childhood to young womanhood.
In Mexico, the birthday girl is fixed up with fancy makeup. Traditionally, this was the first time she would wear makeup, but more recently this is no longer the case. She also has her nails and hair done especially for this occasion and dresses up with a fancy dress that she had chosen in advance.
In the Mexican tradition - and if the teenager is Catholic - the quinceañera festival begins with a Thanksgiving mass. For this mass, the teenager wears a formal dress, usually quite creative in fashion and reminiscent of what a western bride or princess would wear. Traditionally, the quinceañera would wear a pink dress to symbolize her purity; however, in recent decades, white has become the color of choice to symbolize this treasured quality.
She arrives at the celebration accompanied by her parents, godparents, damas, and chamberlains. She is also awarded a tiara as a reminder that to her loved ones, especially her immediate family, she will always be a princess. [Wiki]

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5 comments :

Álvaro said...

Enhorabuena por tus últimas fotos. Son realmente buenas. Saludos.

Sensaciones en Imagenes said...

Como toda tradición, esta bien respetarla, buen captura.
Un abrazo.

Luis Gomez said...

Excelente Carraol. Por aca vemos unas cuantas.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sweet fifteen!! Interesting story and lovely image Carraol.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Carraol, I just wanted to say thank you so much for explaining the history of Aimee's make up, she was a little annoyed with me this morning for not putting more detail as she pointed out I usually do a lot of research about what I post about...my only excuse is that it was an impulse choice and I was preparing it in the wee early hours of the morning. Thanks so much, Aimee was thrilled by your comments.

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