A lovely girl's special day

Karla Miranda of Augusta celebrated her quinceañera in Cocula, Jal. Mexico on July 20, 2013.

She was accompanied by her parents, Juan J. and Irma Miranda; siblings, Juan J., Julissa, and Leonardo Miranda; grandparents, Juan and Luz Miranda, and Paula Medina; and godparents, Ana and Erain Obledo.

Steeped in history and culture, quinceañera is a special celebration for young women in the Latino community. It marks a girl's 15th birthday and symbolizes her transition from childhood to adulthood. The celebration highlights God, family, friends, music, food, and dance.