Birthdays in Mexico
By: Ashlynn Kilgo
A pinata is filled with candy and surprises!
A child is blindfolded, and hits the pinata until it busts.
When a girl becomes the age of 15, she celebrates her birthday with a Quinceañera.
Food and drinks are served in Mexican fiestas, and birthday cakes are baked with authentic flavors, the most popular is the Mexican themed Sombrero birthday cake.
People dress up in colorful and fancy clothes, often in ethnic outfits and celebrate the birthday, singing, dancing and greeting each other.
Music, like Ranchera and Mariachi fill the ambiance with melody and joy.