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She Lost Hope of Quinceanara, but Volunteers Stepped Up

'I felt like a princess,' says Adriana Palma of Miami

(Newser) - Adriana Palma recently celebrated her quinceanara , but that celebration was possible only because of Good Samaritans. When Adriana left Mexico in early 2020, she looked forward to a new life in Miami with her parents and three younger brothers, per the AP . But when the pandemic hit, her father’...

The Hidden Business Opportunities of the 'Sweet 15'
The Big Bucks to Be
Made in the Quinceanera

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...

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...

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?...

Chavez Slams Quinceañera Implants
Chavez Slams Quinceañera Implants

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.  

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