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Quinceañera History

The quinceañera is a ceremony introduced by the Toltecs of Mexico during the eighth century. The ceremony honors a girl's 15th birthday, a day when she can be debuted into womanhood. Quinceañeras of yesterday consisted of a religious mass where the girl was blessed and asked to affirm her dedication to the Church. After the ceremony, the entire community was invited to a fiesta held in the town square with food, music, and dancing.

Modern quinceañera parties concentrate more on the social aspect with formal receptions, sit-down dinners, and big dances. In order not to lose the religious meaning of the ceremony, modern priests advise taking classes which incluse Bible study, Hispanic history, quinceañera history, and modern morals.

Ascot Formal Wear also has a quinceañera history. Since 1952, Ascot has provided tuxedos and accessories for many of Texas' finest and most memorable quinceañeras. Grand ceremonies are a part of Hispanic culture and at Ascot Formal Wear our experience with these traditions can make your quinceañera a beautiful memory.

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