Images from a quince store, Debut En Sociedad

Date: April 14, 1980

Source: S1577 , Container v. 4 , S80-50 - S80-53; S80-68; S80-62; S80-64; S80-65; S80-67; S80-69; S80-132

Type: Still Image

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Description

  • Ten color slides. The quince is a tradition that celebrates the transition of a young girl from childhood to maturity. The celebration highlights God, family, friends, music, food, and dance. The celebration traditionally begins with a religious ceremony. A reception is held in the home or a banquet hall. The festivities include food and music, and in most, a choreographed waltz or dance performed by the Quinceanera and her court. Many stores in Miami catered to this tradition.

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