Quinceañera, Sweet Sixteen, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, Débutante Ball Ceremonies and Celebrations in Las Vegas just like any other cities have three phases as rites of passage stages: Separation, Transition, and re-Incorporation.
In the first phase, Young people withdraw from their current status and prepare to move from one place or status to another and I don’t mean with a limo or party bus I mean spiritually. There is often a detachment or cutting away from the former self in this phase, which is signified in symbolic actions and rituals. For example, the cutting of the hair for a person who has just joined the army. He or she is ‘cutting away’ the former self – the civilian.
The second phase, transition phase is the period between states, during which one has left one place or state but hasn’t yet entered or joined the next; the person adjust to the new status.
In the third phase, having completed the rite and assumed their new identity, one re-enters society with one’s new status. Re-Incorporation is characterized by elaborate rituals and ceremonies, like Quinceañera, Sweet Sixteen, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, Debutant Balls and college graduation to name a few.
Planning begins up to a year in advance, and requires the resources of several members of the family and friends. The family priest will perform a Quinceañera ceremony in church. The girl’s baptismal godparents will oversee the spiritual celebration and limousine arrangements. Girlfriends and relatives will attend to see the recognition she will receive as she makes the transition from girl to young lady in everyone’s eyes, and are taken by a limo party bus to the church.
Rites of passage are diverse, and are often not recognized as such in the culture in which they occur. Many societal rituals may look like rites of passage but miss some of the important structural and functional components of the coming of age passage.
Quinceañera is special event in Latin cultures are comparable in scope and grandeur to Las Vegas weddings, and the party ambiance that follows the limousine ride somewhat more subdued religious atmosphere. There is a significant dress, just as with a wedding, and can be just as expensive and unique as a Las Vegas wedding gown. Flowers and decorations are selected for the limousine to match the color scheme of the festivities, a reception is held at which guests will be served a meal and there will be dancing for all in attendance. Las Vegas limo Party Buses are standing by to take guests where they need to go.
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 Quinceañera will wear flat-heeled shoes and will be presented with a pair of high-heeled shoes to signify a girl becoming a woman wears a tiara and make a presentation of a gift (porcelain doll) to her younger family, symbolizing the last of her toys, another representation of moving forward to adulthood.
Sweet Sixteen in the United States and Canada is like a wedding and can be extremely formal, casual, or semi-formal. Sweet Sixteen’s can range from a simple house party or dinner party at a restaurant to large group affairs in party limo buses with a hired DJ, makeup and hair stylists, and renting out extravagant SUV limousines and even yachts and hotel ballrooms. In Las Vegas the limousine dropped the party goers to the casino resort hotels and the celebration goes on in the hotel room suites.
In Las Vegas, the escort for the girl is the person she dances with and it can be her cousin, family friend, or boyfriend. They dance a special dance, and often her female friends or family members around her age and male friends or family members around her age dance around them in couples. They usually have two dances: a traditional waltz and another choreographed dance. After church they climb back in the limo to follow their itinerary to continue the party celebration.
The 16 candles hold a special meaning in the candle-lighting ceremony: the first candle is for the girl’s parents, the second candle is for the siblings, candles 3, 4, 5 and 6 are for the rest of the family members, candles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are for friends, candle 15 is for the girl’s best friend or friends, the 16th candle is for a significant male, such as a boyfriend or good friend, some add a 17th candle which represents good luck.
Traditional father-daughter dance is also frequently performed at Las Vegas weddings. The girl and her father dance to a slow song while everyone sits and watches. Similar to the shoe ceremony, except the father/grandfather approaches with a tiara instead of shoes. He places it on the birthday girl’s head to symbolize her becoming a woman. Sometimes this is combined with the shoe ceremony, so that two people approach the birthday girl, one with a pillow with high heels, and the other with a pillow with a tiara.
Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in Jewish culture according to Jewish law, when Jewish children reach 13 years old for boys and 12 years old for girls they become responsible for their actions, and become a Bar or BatMitzvah, In many conservative and reform synagogues, girls celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah at age 13, along with boys. This also coincides with physical puberty. Prior to this, the child’s parents hold the responsibility for the child’s adherence to Jewish law and tradition and, after this age, children bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics and are privileged to participate in all areas of Las Vegas Jewish community life.
In Orthodox Jewish observance, the occasion of becoming a Bar Mitzvah involves the young man being called to read the Torah, a Haphtarah portion, or both at a Shabbat or other service (Monday morning ,Thursday morning, or a festival) when the Torah is read, and may also involve giving a d’var Torah, a discussion of that week’s Torah portion. Rabbinic literature does not discuss the origin of the practice of reading publicly from the Prophets in a formal cycle. We might look to the liturgical setting of the Haphtarah, then, for some clue about its intended function. In non-Orthodox congregations a Bat Mitzvah may include a similar service for a woman. Precisely what the Bar/Bat Mitzvah may do during the service varies in Judaism’s different denominations and can also depend on the specific practices of various congregations.
Las Vegas Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations commonly become an occasion to give the celebrant a commemorative gift. Traditionally, common gifts included books with religious or educational value, religious items, writing implements, savings bonds, gift certificates for limousine accommodations or money for the party bus ride.
Regardless of the nature of the celebration, males become entirely culpable and responsible for following Jewish law once they reach the age of 13, and females once they reach the age of 12. Las Vegas charter limousines are use for transportation to all points and places in Clark County.
Debutante ball from the French débutante is a young lady from an aristocratic or upper class family, who has reached the age of maturity, and as a new adult, is introduced to society at a formal début presentation. Originally, it meant the young woman was eligible to marry, and part of the purpose was to display her to eligible bachelors and their families with a view to marriage within a select upper class circle. Debutantes may be recommended by a distinguished committee or sponsored by an established member of elite society. In the Southern United States, debutantes are also referred to as Southern belles. The male equivalent of a débutante is a beau.
Début presentations vary by regional culture and are also frequently referenced as coming-out parties débutante balls, cotillion balls. Débutante might have her own début, or she might share it with a sister or other close family relative. Modern débutante balls are often become Las Vegas charity events with complimentary limousine and party buses provided by the parents of the débutante and donating a certain amount of money to the designated cause, and the invited guests pay for their tickets. These balls may be elaborate formal affairs and involve not only debs but junior debutantes, Sin City escorts and ushers, flower girls similar to Las Vegas wedding ceremony participants as well.
Russ in Norway culture is a participant in the traditional Norwegian videregående skole (high school or the British equivalent to sixth form) graduation ceremony known asrussefeiring (Russ celebration). Russ are easily recognized by their distinctive overalls and caps (russeluer) resembling student caps. Tradition dictates that they wear the overall and the cap from the 1st to the 17th of May without interruption. Russ commonly drive cars or hire car services and limousines or party buses painted in the same color as their overalls and caps, often sporting large limo coaches with sound systems and lighting rigs. Danish word rus is the abbreviation of Latin rusticus (rural) and is very similar to Danish graduation ceremony and Swedish graduation party.
Dokimasia, in Greek culture (δοκιμασία) was the name used in ancient Greece at Athens to denote the process of ascertaining the capacity of the citizens for the exercise of public rights and duties to be admitted among the epheboi, he was examined in an assembly of his district to find out whether he was descended on both sides from Athenian citizens, and whether he possessed the physical capacity for military service. All officials, even the Council of 500 had to submit to an examination before entering upon their office. The purpose of this was to ascertain, not their actual capacity for the post, which was presupposed in all candidates, but their descent from Athenian citizens, their life and character and even the amount of their wealth.
The examination was carried on in public by the archons in the presence of the Boule, and anyone present had the right to raise objections. If such objections were held to be valid, the candidate was rejected; but he had the right to appeal the decision to a court, which would take cognizance of the matter in judicial form. On the other hand, if he were accepted, anyone who thought his claims insufficient had the right of instituting judicial proceedings against him. If the decision was adverse, he would lose his office and be further liable to punishment depending on the offence, which could be, for instance, that of unlawfully assuming the rights of a citizen.
A speaker in a public assembly might thus be brought before a court by any citizen, for only one possessing the full right of citizenship could legally address the people. The question might thus be raised whether the orator were not actually atimos, or guilty of an offence which involved atimia.
Genpuku in Japan culture, among the samurai, Genpuku (元服)or Genbuku was a historical Japanese coming-of-age ceremony to mark the entry to adult life of boys between the ages of 11 and 17 (typically of about age 12), they were taken to the shrines of their patron, kami. There they were presented with their first adult clothes and, and their boys’ hairstyles were changed to the adult style. They were also given new adult names, and oh yes, their first official limo ride (リムジンに乗る) or limousine party (リムジンパーティー).
In Heian times, the ceremony was restricted to the sons of noble and samurai families. During the Muromachi era, it gradually spread to include men of lower ranks. For girls aged between 12 and 14 the equivalent ceremony for women was called mogi (裳着), and was similarly based around the presentation of adult clothing.
In modern Japan, these ancient ceremonies have been replaced by annual coming-of-age ceremonies for 20-year-olds of both sexes called seijin shiki, or by a ceremony held in school for students who have turned 15 years of age called a risshi-shiki (立志式) meaning literally “standing hope ceremony (希望式に立って) in which children stand in front of the school and declare their goals for the future before they jump in the limos and continue the celebration.
The Guan Li in China (冠礼or 冠禮) is the Chinese coming of age ceremony. The name Guan Li refers to the ceremony for men, while the Ji Li (笄礼 or 笄禮) refers to the one for women.
The age of the person is usually 20 and during the ceremony, the person obtains a style name. These ceremonies are now rarely practiced in China, but there has been a recent resurgence, especially from those who are sympathetic to the Hanfu movement. Hanfu movement (汉服运动 or 漢服運動). Hanfu subculture is a movement created in China to reintroduce into modern life the traditional Han Chinese clothing styles that were banned by the Manchu Qing Dynasty. They also employ a Chinese limousine service (中国轿车服务) to celebrate; we are also looking into the party bus situation and will let you know.
The Dvija in India, coming of age generally signifies that a boy or girl is mature enough to understand his responsibility towards family and society. Hinduism also has the sacred thread ceremony for Dvija (twice-born) boys that mark their coming of age to do religious ceremonies. Women often celebrate their coming to age by having a ceremony. This ceremony includes dressing them with sari, and announcing their maturity to the community.
Tamilians perform an occasion called Manjal Neerattu Vizha, to celebrate their daughter attaining adulthood. They invite their relatives and neighbors for the proceedings and formally announce it. The purpose of the ceremony is to provide awareness to the daughter about the changes that will proceed, and also to make them clear about Do’s and Don’ts, they should follow. The girls will be made to wear the traditional dress saree, and they are showered with turmeric water, during the occasion.
The Poy Sang Long in Thailand known as Festival of the Crystal Sons is a rite of passage ceremony among the Shan peoples and Burma undergone by boys between seven and fourteen years of age, consists of taking novice monastic vows and participating in monastery life for a period of time that can vary from a week to many months or more. Usually, a large group of boys are ordained as novice monks at the same time.
The ceremony goes on for three days, as the boys dressed up like princes in imitation of the Lord Buddha, who was himself a prince before setting out on the religious path spend the entire time being carried around on the shoulders of their older male relatives. On the third day, they are ordained, and enter the monastery for a period of at least one week, and perhaps many years. Limousine service (บริการรถลีมูซีน) in Thailand is very affordable, with daily rates starting from $20.
Just like weddings, all these celebrations commonly become an occasion to give the celebrant a commemorative gift including books with religious or educational value, religious items, writing implements, gift certificates, or money. Recently in modern days, girls sometimes may have a less traditional Quinceañera. They may not have damas and chambelanes, and only have their baptismal vows renewed at a special mass dedicated to the girl. The party afterward is taken with a Las Vegas limo party bus often just a dance with all of her friends, and not necessarily the dance with her father. Also, gifts tend to be less traditional; often girls receive cash, or gift cards of some sort or even clothes in more ways than one is very similar to a Las Vegas Wedding Party.
In all the worlds cultures these Rite of passage and coming age parties, ceremonies and celebrations have one thing in common no matter what culture: they all use traditional limousines since the beginning of time…In most recent years has become the norm, due to the large groups and the demand for larger and bigger limousines, the livery industry approved the 14 passenger limo SUV like the Cadillac Escalade ESV, Hummer, Navigator or the Chevy Suburban. 16 passenger and up is it becomes a limo Party Bus and it can accommodate more than 20 passengers and up to 30 passengers.