6 in WIDE
(15.24 cm WIDE)
Gift of Gloria Karina Arroyo

Photograph is color, and shows Gloria Karina Arroyo being escorted onto the dance floor at the reception for her quinceañeraby her escort, Bernardo Reveles. She is 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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