Our Work – Paola’s Quinceañera

Paola celebrated her Quinceañera on November 24, 2018 at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center in Laurel, MD. Her Quinceañera featured an Aladdin theme with a custom lighted backdrop and a colorful chuppah at the entry. With over 200 guests in attendance to help her celebrate this important milestone, a great time was had by all.

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What Is The Quinceañera Court Of Honor

Quinceanera Court Of Honor

The Court of Honor is a rite of passage in the Latino custom of a Quinceañera. Every court of honor is different and varies in size. Traditionally, the Quinceañera court is comprised of 7 females which they are referred to as the Damas, and 7 males which are referred to as Chambelane’s. The Chambelane’s are the escorts of the young Quince. The members of the court represent the age of the young girl prior to her fifteenth birthday. The court along with the young Quince makes up 15 in total, hence the age at her birthday. Members of the court are normally dressed in formal attire and consist of her closest friends to cousins and/or some form of a relative to the young girl.

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What is a Quinceanera?

Quinceañera, ( Spanish: “15 years [feminine form]”) also called quinceaños or quince añosor simply quince, the celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday, marking her passage from girlhood to womanhood; the term is also used for the celebrant herself. The quinceañera is both a religious and a social event that emphasizes the importance of family and society in the life of a young woman. It is celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as in Latino communities in the United States and elsewhere.

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