Celebrating 18th Birthday
When a Filipinas reach 18 years of age, it becomes one of their major milestones in life; it signifies their step into the world of adulthood, or their coming of age, as they say. Many young Filipinas who celebrated her eighteenth birthday with a called “debutant”.
Traditional Or Modern
Traditionally, the debutant wears a grand ball gown and is surrounded by family and friends throughout a program. The “18 roses” segment, where the important men in the debutante’s life present her with a rose and invite her to dance. And an “18 candles” segment, where the important women in her life give individual speeches and well wishes.
But many debutantes today veers slightly from the traditional path and introduce more modern elements to the celebration. Instead of having the regular ‘18 roses’ and ‘18 candles’, replaced it with ‘18 carnations’ and ‘18 sparklers’. And during the 18 carnations, while dancing with different family members and friends, the host read each of their birthday messages, making it even more special.
During the 18 flowers segment, it is customary to save the most important men in the debutante’s life for last. It also tends to get more emotional during the father-daughter dance, as feelings that the father’s little girl has grown up sink in amidst the slow dance and sentimental music.
For an 18-year-old girl, a debut being surrounded by people she loves most. Being shown how much she is loved through speech, song, and dance. And being allowed a bit of whimsy in her make-up and dress – is nothing short of a fairytale.
A girl’s debut marks a very important day in her life. And it isn’t exceptional because of the fancy hotel venue or the big gown. But it’s more about the memory she gets to create with her loved ones, celebrating her 18th birthday in an extra special way. That’s something she gets to treasure forever.
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