Quinceanera expo coming to Vallejo

January 27, 2013 by  

The most exciting time of a young Hispanic girl’s life is the coming of age event called a Quinceanera, which is celebrated when she turns 15, and Vallejo’s yearly expo based on this is coming up fast.

Held at the Solano County Fairgrounds, the expo will feature fashion shows, dance performances, prizes and product demonstrations.

Quinceanera’s are often as elaborate as weddings and embrace the girl’s virtues of social responsibility, family obligations, and religious customs as it recognizes her transition from childhood to maturity.

The young girl is joined in the celebration by her “court of honor”, made up of family and close friends. The clothing is often matching with formal dresses and tuxedos for the men. Receptions can include live music and entertainment, a wedding style cake, and catered food.

Dances are practiced by the court beforehand and exhibited before the family during the ceremony. Small gifts are often given to the guests as well as the participants in the ceremony. Typical gifts for the birthday girl include a cross, Bible, rosary, scepter, and tiara.

Local printing services can offer suggestions about the appropriate types of invitations and reception cards to use for events such as these.

Taking place on Sunday, March 10, tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Applications are now being accepted for vendors and exhibitors. The Solano County Fairgrounds are located at 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo. For more information on the event, or to buy tickets, call (707) 551-2000.