Quincenera Ring

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Relationship: Im/migrant
The ring I received for my quinceañera.
The ring I received for my quinceañera.

Most places of Latin America have the quinceañera culture or tradition. When I was a girl turning 15 I was very excited. My family started to plan a party. They bought a great dress, decorations, the big doll to give to the quinceañera, and the most important thing “The Ring”.

The mom and grandmother of the quinceañera give her a ring that represents the baby girl's life. When they give the ring to the girl at fifteen she starts to act like a woman.

My mom and my grandmother  gave  to me my ring. It is a little bit big, has the number 15 in the middle and 4 little diamonds in shape of a circle. There are 2 on each side . Two are pink and  the other one is transparent. They chose  this ring because they both like it and they told me the four diamonds represent my grandparents. Now I'm 17 and I still have my ring on my finger. It represents when I was 15 and reminds me of this great day. 

Place(s): Honduras, Annapolis MD
Year: 2016

– Milagro

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant