“Quinceañera (lit. meaning One (f.) who is fifteen), sometimes called “Fiesta de quince años”, “Fiesta de Quinceañera”, “Quince años” or simply “quince”, is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America.” ((From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincea%C3%B1era))

“The quinceanera tradition dates back more than 600 years when the Aztec and Maya cultures celebrated the time when a young girl became eligible to marry, have children, and take on the responsibilities of women in the community. Eventually the Spaniards influenced the event and a deeply Catholic connection emerged.” ((From http://www.quinceanerasite.com/church-ceremony/liturgy.html))


For info. on Quinceañera at St. Clare Parish, please contact the Parish Office at 661-252-3353 or the Hispanic Ministry at 661-299-6593