03 March 2008

march: day one

and so begins another month of pictures.

elijah enjoying the festivities with his grandparents. we were at a quinceanera which is (according to wikipedia):

The Quinceañera or Quince Años (sometimes represented XV Años, meaning "fifteen years") is, in some Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas, a young woman's celebration of her fifteenth birthday, which is commemorated in a unique and different way from her other birthdays.

Besides referring to the actual festivities, the word is also used to refer to the young woman whose 15th birthday is being celebrated (analogous to the word cumpleañera for "birthday girl"). The closest equivalents to the Quinceañera in the English-speaking world are the sweet sixteen, catilian, or, in more affluent communities, the debutante ball for those who turn eighteen.

interesting, no?

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