Quinceañera traditions

One of the most popular Quinceañera traditions is the father-daughter dance. As the quince girl dances with her father he passes her on to her chambelan de honor. This meaning the father is letting go of his daughter because she is now a woman of age. Additionally, the quincianera will wear flat-heeled shoes and will be presented with a pair of high-heeled shoes to signify a girl becoming a woman.

The person celebrating her Quinceañera will make a presentation of a porcelain doll to her younger sister (if any), symbolizing the last of her toys, another representation of moving forward toward adulthood.