Originally Posted by Muhler
Now I'm curious!
How do the Argentinians celebrate the 15th B-day?
Wikipedia tells you more Central American customs not Argentinean.
In Argentina it is a big deal the 15 Birthday party and we do not really call Quincianera as Wikipedia said, "Fiesta de 15 " "15 Party". It is a hole big event like a wedding, the girls dress in White , invite all her friends from school and family , everybody is in gala dresses , you have the first dance waltz with your father and the cake has ribbons, the one who get the ring in the ribbon it will be the first one to marry , the only girls that can pull the ribbon from the cake is all single girls, from 15 to 50 if you are single!
Also it is always shows in between the great food, dancing, souvenirs, even you get a lot of Cotillion for some dances, it is a lot of fun, start late at 9 pm and goes to 6 am, with a lot of food, music and drinks!
In my days it was strictly white dresses but today I think the girls choose other colours, Also it all depends in the financially of the family and what the girls want , my nice choose a trip to Disneyland, in my case, my father was dead and my mother could not afford a party like that, though my godfather (my father's father) always told me he would pay for the party he didn't do it , he did a lunch at his house , and my mother bought the cake and he gave me a new pair of skates which I need it , thought I wanted really the big party!. In the case of Amalia that money is not a problem she could have a party in Argentina with her Argentinean family. I think when you do not live close to your family it is a good excuse and opportunity to get all the family together. As I couldn't travel for my daughter's 15 , instead we did her 16 Birthday party in Argentina together with Her Konfirmation in the Danish Church, as the Church service was in the morning we had a lunch party in the Danish Embassy with all the family. It is important to get the kids together with cousins and family , a great excuse so I hope Maxima does one for each of her girls in Argentina.