Photograph is in color, and shows a scene from the Catholic mass in conjunction with Gloria Karina Arroyo's quinceañera. Photo shows Gloria's court of honor from behind, standing at the altar at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camarillo. Gloria is in the center, wearing dress 2002.91.1.


A quinceañera is the celebration of a young woman's fifteenth birthday in Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central, or South American culture. The quinceañera symbolizes a young woman's transition into womanhood, and the event usually combines a special Catholic mass given in the young woman's honor with a larger formal reception for family and friends. This type of event may also be called the Fiesta Rosa (for example, in El Salvador).

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