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The Big Bucks to Be Made in the Quinceanera

Vendors are cashing in on this Latino rite of passage

(Newser) - A trade show geared specifically toward 14-year-olds and their parents, replete with landmark-themed cakes, elaborate floral centerpieces, makeup tutorials, and runway exhibits showing off lavish gowns? Chavie Lieber's story for Racked documents the big business of selling for the quinceanera, a Latino rite of passage that celebrates a young... More »

One Viral Invite, Thousands of Party Crashers at Quinceañera

One man was killed during a horse race at Rubi Ibarra Garcia's 15th birthday celebration

(Newser) - They braced themselves for the possibility of more than a million guests, but in the end, Rubi Ibarra Garcia's family only had to deal with thousands who showed up for the 15-year-old's birthday party in La Joya, Mexico. It all started when her dad, Crescencio Ibarra, put up... More »

Dad Issues Quinceañera Invite; Internet Says Yes, Please

More than 1M have accepted

(Newser) - You going to Rubi's quince? That weirdly has become a popular question after a father's homemade invitation took off on the Internet. As KTLA explains, it all began when Crescencio Ibarra put up a simple video from his home in La Joya, Mexico. “Hello, how you doing?... More »

Chavez Slams Quinceañera Implants

Venezuelan prez hates popular sweet-15 gift of enlargements

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez has aimed his anti-consumerist wrath at one of Venezuela’s bustiest trends. In a record eight-hour TV address Sunday, the barn-storming president assaulted his countrymen for giving breast implants as presents to girls celebrating their quinceañeras, the traditional 15th-birthday coming-of-age party.   More »

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