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In a colorful indigenous ritual celebrated in Salinas, Aztec teachers, dancers, family and friends gathered together to perform an “xilonen” ritual for Josselyn Melanie Cuauhyolotzin, at the home of her parents. The elaborate ceremony on Saturday, February 9th, 2013, marked the transition from childhood to maidenhood. It is also one of the spiritual bases in Mexican tradition for the “quinceanera.”
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