The biggest one by far was the 15th birthday party. This is the party to beat all parties here in Brazil. I realized just how big it was when I asked a girl at the party if she was next in line for her 15th. She replied she had already celebrated her 15th. I then asked her if she was turning 16 this year. Her response was, "I think so, maybe 17. I don't really know, after you turn 15 nobody keeps track!"
There is really nothing to compare it to in the United States. It is a mix of Prom, Sweet 16 and Graduation Open House all rolled into one giant party. Most parties cost more than our entire wedding cost! This was a smaller scale party we attended. Enjoy the pictures below.