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Events Worth Celebrating

Celebrations are entertaining, social gatherings that bring people together. Some celebrations take place once every year and others are once in a lifetime. Celebrations involve feasting, cake, gifts and a lot of love. Whether you’re celebrating something with your family and friends, or maybe it’s work-related, everyone looks forward to events and celebrations.

Teen Birthday & Sweet 16


A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person. Birthdays of people are celebrated in numerous cultures. Who doesn’t like celebrating life, especially if there is gifts and cake involved? Birthdays represent one’s life, it’s a happy thing. You should think about your achievements every year and why not do it on your birthday. Yes, some people get a bit melancholic because they think they’re getting old, but why not think about how far you’ve come, and how much you have accomplished so far.

Sweet 16 vs. Quinceanera

A Sweet 16 and a Quinceanera are somewhat similar. They’re both a celebration that marks a girl’s transition from childhood to young womanhood. A Quinceanera is celebrated when a girl turns 15 and Sweet 16 is celebrated when a girl turns 16. Americans celebrate a sweet 16 and Quinceanera is the way many Latinos celebrate. The birthday girl in both events usually has a very fancy dress and often has a grand entrance in which she is escorted by a male friend or a family member. These celebrations are usually huge with a lot of food, music, dancing, and close friends and family members. The mother or family members will usually make an announcement during the event and give the girl advice for becoming a young woman.

Wedding Ceremony


A wedding is a ceremony and associated rituals by which two people vow to spend their lives together in marriage. It’s a celebration of love and partnership that may also have a legal or religious significance. A wedding is not just about the couple getting married, there’s an exchange between that couple and their community of family and friends. It’s a time whereupon the couple vows to be together, but at the same time thanks their family and friends for supporting and loving them. First, there is a wedding ceremony, following the ceremony is a reception, which may include, food, music, dancing, and other rituals such as cutting the cake, or the first dance.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A bar/bat mitzvah is the religious initiation ceremony of a Jewish boy or girl who has reached the age of 13 and it means that he/she has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult. A bar/bat mitzvah is often celebrated with a ceremony in synagogue, tefillin wearing, and parties. The celebrant may often be called to the Torah, lead services, deliver a speech or otherwise demonstrate his newfound status. A bar or bat mitzvah is an important milestone and joyous occasion that is celebrated with family and friends.

Corporate Events

Corporate events usually include sales conferences, award shows, product launches or even annual Christmas parties.  A corporate event is a gathering that is sponsored by a business for its employees, business partners, clients and/or prospective clients. Some events can be for larger audiences such as conventions or smaller events like conferences, meetings or holiday parties.  Corporate events can help businesses connect with their clients on a more personal level.

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