Sweet sixteen (birthday)
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A sweet sixteen party is a type of party in the United States celebrating a sixteenth birthday, Sweet sixteen parties mark a coming of age. A sweet sixteen, like a wedding, can be extremely formal, casual, or semi-formal. Sweet sixteens can range from modest parties at home with close family to large affairs with a hired DJ, makeup, hair stylists, yachts, and hotel ballrooms dresses.
Other cultural events
Many Latin American cultures celebrate a girl's fifteenth birthday with a Quinceañera.
In Orthodox communities, a Bat Mitzvah is celebrated when a girl reaches the age of 12.