I put into the webcrawl a thoughtful and fascinating article on how the Denver Catholic archdiocese handles the quinceanera in some of its parishes. The article focuses on one girl's experience and vividly described her party and its preparations. So it got me thinking...and I realized I was totally ignorant and needed enlightenment... and I needed to move it out of the sidebar and into the discussion space.
In areas of the US where we have a lot of Latina YW, is this an issue? Of course it must be in countries where this is commonly celebrated, especially Mexico. How do Hispanic Mormons mark their daughter's quinceanera? Do they use the cultural hall just like Mormon weddings do? Who's been invited to one, or given one?
I guess the more general question is, when cultural rites of passage meet Mormonism's correlation of programs, what happens? Does one give way to the other, or do families and wards find ways to make them coexist?