A quincenera is a special ceremony that a girl has when she reaches the age of 15. It is a sign of showing that she is becoming a woman . The ceremony is an optional part because usually you have a cermony because you get blessed by the priest also while that part of the ceremony you can write a paper about being sorry for all the sins you did and read it aloud to the whole church(your guests) . The party part is where you get to show of your dance skills before the quincenera you learn how to dance any kind of dance you want hip hop, break dancing, merengue, so on. After you choose what type of dance you have to gather some boys who will be willling to dance at your quincenera. Apart from those boys you have to choose a special guy to accompany you for the waltz.
Mi Primiera Comunion
Before you have the ceremony of your first communion, you have to take classes to teach you all the prayers they are called Dotrina in Spanish. Every child has to take two years of Dotrina before they can recieve the bread and wine you recieve in your Communion ceremony. Dotrina takes place on Saturdays and it lasts only about an hour. So after you take the Dotrina classes you start getting ready for your first communion ceremony. Usually the first communion ceremnonies are in May. For this grand ceremony you must pick 1-2 godparents and they will pay for your dress, tiara or crown, your bracelet/necklace, and your party (which takes place after your ceremony). You can invite as many people as you want to your ceremony. After the ceremony most people take pictures with the girl/boy in front of the church where there are flowers and beautiful decorations. When you have your ceremony it's not just you and the pope in private, it is a whole group of people recieving the bread and wine of god. After your ceremony you have the choice of having a party or not, most people like to celebrate the occasion. They don't invite many people though, just the people that went to the ceremony. The party is the best part. You get to have cake and hit a pinata and much more.