Quinceanera History

The quinceanera is a ceremony introduced by the Toltecs of Mexico during the eighth century. The ceremony honors a girl's 15th birthday, a day when she can be debuted into womanhood. Quinceaneras of yesterday consisted of a religious mass where the girl was blessed and asked to affirm her dedication to the Church. After the ceremony, the entire community was invited to a fiesta held in the town square with food, music, and dancing.

Modern quinceanera parties concentrate more on the social aspect with formal receptions, sit-down dinners, and big dances. In order not to lose the religious meaning of the ceremony, modern priests advise taking classes which include Bible study, Hispanic history, quinceanera history, and modern morals.

Al's Formal Wear also has a quinceanera history. Since 1952, we have provided tuxedos and accessories for many of Texas' finest and most memorable quinceaneras. Grand ceremonies are a part of Hispanic culture and at Al's Formal Wear our experience with these traditions can make your quinceanera a beautiful memory.