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What is the traditional candle ceremony for a Sweet 16 birthday?
Sweet 16 Candle lighting ceremony The sweet 16-candle lighting is a ceremony where the birthday girl lights of total of 16 candles. She lights each candle in representation of someone who has made a difference in her life. As she lights each candle she can say who the person is and why they have made a difference in her life (May want to keep each one short, as she does have to mention 16 people) or you can listed the 16 people in her programs. The couples in the ceremony are referred to as the court of honor. After the introduction of each couple in her court of honor, the birthday girl walks in with her escort (she should be wearing slippers and should not have on her tiara). As a gift to the audience, the birthday girl along with her court of honor presents 1-2 dance routines; traditionally they dance to one slow song and one fast song. There is a crowning ceremony done by the father and Godfather (or uncle), each will carry a small pillow, one with her tiara and one with her shoes (aka-glass slippers). There should be a chair or swing waiting for her to sit in to make a change from her slippers/sneakers into her shoes/pumps. The father and Godfather (or uncle) will assist in the changing of the shoes, and then they will crown her with the tiara. The father will escort her to the dance floor and present his daughter to the world as a young woman, who will then share in a father/daughter dance. After the father/daughter dance is the candle lighting ceremony. The audience sings happy birthday to the birthday girl. Then the party begins! Open dance floor and food/drinks for everyone.
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No it is a Irish Catholic Tradition. When the Irish were being persecuted for their Catholic beliefs, they placed candles in the windows to notify traveling priests that this …was a safe house to perform Christmas mass.
They painted cave walls; one of which has become Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park.
In the Mexican culture, we actually celebrate the 15th Birthday, which is called a Quincenaera (which is basically a sweet sixteen celebration in the America culture). …The Quincenaera is basically a 15th birthday celebration where the parents and family members of the (Birthday girl) acknowledge that she is becoming a woman and will be eligible to marry.....but of course not until she's older. This is just a celebration of her transitioning from childhood to womanhood. The most important component of the celebration is invariably a Misa de accion ( a thanksgiving Mass). The mass is were she is specially seated at the foot of the altar throughout the service. The Quinceanera traditionally has the option for further celebrating...and if your Mexican your sure to celebrate more! Usually the parent's or padrinos (godparent's) will either rent out a ballroom or select another area for the celebration. The degree of opulence of the event is directly related to the economic means of the girls parent's and the padrinos (god parent's).
I might not say it often but i want you to know that there is nothing more special in this world tome than always having you by my side! I want you to know that througho…ut the time we have been together you have made me the happiest person alive. you have also been there during the good and bad times in my life so far and i hope that you realize that i will be there for you too. You are one of my best freinds but you are even more than that you are my amazing boyfrined. So will you come light my candle please!?!?!?
you could wish something like... i wish that he and i will be together or something. or wish that you and your boyfriend will be in a good relationship. but you honestly dont …need someone's opinion to decide on something important like a wish on your birthday. just wish something good will happen to you and your boyfriend. or if you want you can wish something that your boy friend has wanted for a long time!
A sweet 16 court is traditional and it looks nice but it isn't mandatory.
TRADITIONS:every year when it did not rain alot they would have a ceremonial event where the Pueblo's would pray for rain. CEREMONIES:the Pueblos would direct a snake dance …that everyone in the Pueblo tribes had to participate in.
Answer For each candle its a different person or a group of people important in your life. Usually you pick a song to be played while they come up and the candle… is being lighted. The first candle is for your parents, the second candle is for your siblings if you have any if not then grandparents. Now candle 3 to 6 is for the rest of your family. 7-14 is for your friends. 15 is your best friend(s) 16 is the guy that is always there for you, usually a boyfriend or your best guy friend. And 17 is inspiration or luck candle.
you have to ask the church manager
Grandparents- When I'm 64 (the Beatles) Friends - With a Little Help from my Friends (Beatles) Cousins - Forever Young (Rod Stewart) Best friend - You're my Best Friend …(Queen) boyfriend - Ho Hey chorus (Lumineers)
because its sweet
16 people who have been there for you throughout your life and that you love and appreciate.
Because people usally say "Its the last year most people celebrate their birthday"
Originated in the US, they were once given as a celebration of a girls virginity but are now celebrated more for coming of age and/or being old enough to drive.
Sweet Sixteen originally began in the 1800s. At that time when a girl turned age 16, she was generally presented to society so she could find a suitable man to marry. She …was also expected to be a virgin which was known as keeping sweet.
You may want to say to your friend how much the friendship means to you and how thankful you are to have them in your life. Maybe you could offer candle toast or a wish du…ring the ceremony to celebrate.
Find out what their favourite music/band is and then hire a cover band or a DJ to play their favourites and bring the mood of the party up! I found a great website that ha…s a great selection of DJs and bands that you can hire for special events and birthday parties: bit.ly/1M1qtkQ