Kristie Rodriguez and her daughter Xochitl spent a lot of time planning the teen’s quinceañera celebration to mark her 15th birthday.“Every little Hispanic girl dreams about her quinceañera and her wedding. Those are your two big days in your life,” Rodriguez, 45, from San Antonio, told NBC News.Then the coronavirus hit — and stay-at-home orders left Rodriguez having to reimagine the venerated Latino tradition in a very different way.It took some creativity and work, but Rodriguez and her husband, Jimmy, surprised Xochitl on April 21 with a low-key but unforgettable version of her big day: a drive-by quinceañera. Xochitl was able to share it with her closest family and friends — at a safe distance.Across the country, families have found ways to celebrate.A rite of passage, celebrated a new wayThe quinceañera, observed in Latin America and in many U.S. Latino households, celebrates the transition of a young girl into womanhood on her 15th birthday. Generation after generation passes on the tradition.“Usually, there is a Mass where the priest blesses you as you get ready for your transition, from being a young girl to becoming a woman, which of course we couldn’t do,” Rodriguez said, emotionally, over the phone.In the months


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