More than 20,000 human being descended upon a ranch in Central Mexico for Rubí Ibarra García's much-anticipated quinceañera.

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Surrounded by a horde of journalists and also a drone flying overhead, Rubi Ibarra arrives at the site of a Mass that is part of her 15th birthday party, Dec. 26. An approximated 300 were on hand also for the Mass.Enric Marti / AP
More than 20,000 people descfinished upon a ranch near La Joya, a little town in the state of San Luis Potosí in main Mexico, for Rubí Ibarra García"s much-anticipated quinceañera, or sweet 15th birthday fiesta.

The enormous crowd dropped much brief of the more than 1.3 million guests who responded to the party"s Facebook invitation to say they"d be tbelow — but it was still enough to rattle the 15-year-old, that was dressed in a fuchsia-colored gvery own and tiara. Rubí seemed at times fairly overwhelmed throughout her coming-of-age party, as did her parental fees.

The day"s festivities began via a Mass wright here the neighborhood priest ceded a sermon counseling Rubí to reprimary humble despite all the attention surrounding her.


Mexideserve to bands Los Cachorros and La Heredera perdeveloped as party goers feasted on a meal of typical Mexihave the right to chilaquiles (fried tortillas in chile sauce), rice with chocolate mole, and beans. The luncheon came after the Mass and also before the typical father-daughter waltz.

What was intended to be a local affair came to be a trending topic in Mexico and also the people over after Rubí"s parental fees, ranchers Crescencio and also Anaelda, recorded a folksy video invitation promising a memorable party via a "chiva," or equine race, with a 10,000 peso prize, some five-hundred dollars. The video was not posted via privacy settings in place and also conveniently went viral.

Mexican teenager Rubi arrives to party, navigating her way via the crowd.MARIO GUZMAN / EPA

The agency hired to record the invitation likewise publiburned the video on its Facebook web page to showcase its solutions. The video shortly ended up being so famous that also celebrities and also bloggers paropassed away or acknowledged the invite digital.

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Attendees traveled from much and wide — getting here at the ranch from throughout Mexico and also even from the United States. Telemundo"s Ingrid Barrera spoke to Ima Clausen, a woguy who drove 5 days via her mommy from Arizona for Rubí"s big day. "We lug her many well-wishes, blessings and also a $150-dollar gift," Clausen sassist.

Given exactly how viral the the party ended up being on social media, neighborhood sellers were giving wiremuch less internet service for 5 dollars an hour. Major Mexideserve to suppliers also funded the outsize occasion, neighborhood celebrities and also also the state"s governor made an appearance, presenting Rubí through a series of literary standards and a brand-new computer. A renowned mayor from a surrounding state also presented Rubí through a 2016 Chevrolet Spark so that she have the right to drive to institution.

Rubi Ibarra looks at her mommy Anaelda as journalists battle to obtain imperiods throughout her Mass.Enric Marti / AP

Despite neighborhood, state and federal authorities and the Mexideserve to Red Cross being on hand also to encertain the festivities took place safely, one male passed away throughout the horse race.

Félix Peña, a local horseguy, was run over by his very own horse in the time of Monday"s race. Peña was pronounced dead en course to the hospital. A woguy was additionally injured during the horse race, and also it was subsequently cancelled. A video of the deadly occurrence is currently making its rounds on the internet.

Following the race"s cancellation, Mexican band Jérez performed, after which Rubí and also her father danced the waltz.

A couple, that traveled from Mexico City through a team of bikers, pose for a photo backdropped by a banner welcoming visitors to Rubi Ibarra's down-residence 1fifth birthday party in the village of La Joya, San Luis Potosi State, Mexico on Dec. 26, 2016. Millions of human being responded to the invitation for Rubi's Dec. 26th coming of age party in rural north Mexico, after her parent's video asking "everybody" to attfinish went viral.Enric Marti / AP

It was a day that Rubí and the town of La Joya will certainly not soon forget. The young teenager was not just at the facility of all the buzz, yet she came to be an online star throughout Mexico and also Latin America.

The tvery own, which hosted more than 20,000, is generally home to just some 200 civilization. Rutilio Ibarra, a regional resident, told the Associated Press that he hoped the occasion would garner much-essential tourism revenue for the tvery own, which has been struggling financially in current years and is not fully-serviced by cell phone towers.

Quinceañperiods, although never as public as this one, are oftentimes lavish coming-of-age parties for 15-year-old girls in Mexico and also throughout Latin America. It"s a day as soon as, regardmuch less of revenue, many households strive to make their daughters feel prefer princesses. Quinceañera parties are significantly even more prevalent in the United States given the boom of the Latino populace in there.

Edgar Zúñiga Jr. is a producer based in Noticias Telemundo"s New York bureau for the network"s national-evening newscast, "Noticiero Telemuncarry out." Telemuncarry out is a department of NBCUniversal. Telemundo"s Mexico City correspondent Ingrid Barrera added to this report.

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Edgar Zúñiga Jr. is an Emmy Award-winning, New York-based senior producer for Telemunperform Network’s nationwide evening newsactors, “Noticias Telemunperform.” Telemuncarry out is a department of NBCUniversal.