Childrens Birthdays In Mexico
Birthdays were not celebrated much when I was a child and I love reading about the way people create special memorable birthdays around the world.
In Mexico childrens birthdays are celebrated quite extravagantly.
Mexian children have two celebrations. The first is a formal affair for their name or saint's day, where they attend church and have a priests blessing.
They then return home to a relaxed party with family and friends.
It is tradition to have a pinata.
A pinata is made out of paper mache, usually in the form of an animal or ob
When a girl reaches 15 years her birthday is celebrated with a special mass in her honor. This celebration usually includes a religious ceremony at church, in which the young lady recognizes her heritage and her spiritual journey. Then a party is then given to introduce her to everyone as a young woman, and the father may dance a waltz with her. In some Latin American countries, a young woman changes her shoes from flats to heels during the ceremony - to show that she has moved on to a higher level of responsibility.