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Josselyn Melanie Cuauhyolotzin, seated, is purified during her coming-of-age ceremony. In a colorful indigenous ritual celebrated in Salinas, Aztec teachers, dancers, family and friends gathered together to perform an Aztec “xilonen” ritual for Cuauhyolotzin at the home of her parents. The elaborate ceremony marks the transition from childhood to maidenhood, and is the spiritual basis in Mexican tradition for the “quinceanera.”
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