Debut party for girls who turn 18? is it just a waste of money?

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 10, 2007 4:46am CST
One of the most popular traditions in the Philippines is once a girl turns 18, there is a special celebration called debut. This signals her entry into the womanhood and society. It is usually extravagant for the well to do families and simple celebration for the ordinary family.. Aside from photo albums as souvenirs, are there any other advantages? Do you have a similar tradition in your country?
1 response
@funfreak2k2 (1740)
• India
10 Feb 07
yes. we do have. in india at the age of 12 or 13 when the girl's menstruation cycle starts ! it is also thought to be the girl's entry into womanhood. it is celebrated in a grand manner.