Rites Of Passage
2:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Quinceañeras: A Cherished, But Costly Tradition

A young woman celebrates her quinceañera at Northgate Mall.
Credit Flickr photo/wonderlane

For many young Latina girls, there’s no rite of passage more important than the fiesta quinceañera. Traditionally it’s a party that celebrates a girl’s transition to a young woman when she turns 15. But it’s much more than a party. It’s more like a debutante ball, and it can cost as much as a wedding. Now, financial advisors are cautioning parents to take it easy.

We’ll sneak you into the party and let you steal a peek at the bill.

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