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More than a million RSVP to quinceanera after family's video goes viral

By Ben Hooper
A family's invitation to their daughter's quinceanera went viral, leading to more than a million RSVPs. Screenshot: WPIX-TV
A family's invitation to their daughter's quinceanera went viral, leading to more than a million RSVPs. Screenshot: WPIX-TV

LA JOYA, Mexico, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A Mexican family said the unexpected viral fame of the invitation video for their daughter's quinceanera party led to more than a million RSVPs.

The family created a YouTube video to invite the town of La Joya, which has only 211 residents, to Rubi Ibarra Garcia's quinceanera party, a traditional party to celebrate a girl's 15th birthday, and the video soon went viral.

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"Hello, how are you doing? We invite you on December 26 to our daughter Rubi Ibarra Garcia's quinceanera party," the father says while standing with his daughter and wife. He went on to list a number of local musical acts slated to appear at the celebration.

The family said the viral video led to numerous copycat events online and memes that billed Rubi's party as a popular music festival.

The father said the Facebook event was removed after more than a million people indicated their intention to attend the celebration. He said he asked for copycat events to be removed, but word of the party spread quickly.

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