Mass fiesta for Mexico City's young women

Young women celebrated in rite of passage festival which hopes to keep them off streets.



    In Latin American culture, families celebrate a girl's fifteenth birthday with a fiesta called a Quinceñer.

    With starting costs for the festival at about $4,000, it is a pricey affair - but a sacrifice that parents hope will help to keep their kids away from social ills.

    Helping parents, the Mexico City government on Saturday held a giant rite of passage Quinceñer fiesta for hundreds of the young women, instead.

    Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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