Thousands Attend Mexican Girl’s Birthday After Seeing Facebook Invitation
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Rubi Ibarra just celebrated a birthday she will never forget.
Rubi is a teenager. She lives in the small community of La Joya in northern Mexico.
She turned 15 years old. So, her family planned a traditional quinceanera for her. A quinceanera is an important coming-of-age party for girls turning 15.
Her family created a Facebook event page for the party. The invitation was listed as public. That means anyone using Facebook could see it.
A few weeks before the party, a photographer placed a video to the page. The video showed Rubi's father describing what his daughter's party would be like. Crescendio Ibarra said there would be local musicians, food, prizes and horse races. He said "everyone is cordially invited." By everyone, the Ibarra family later explained, he simply meant everyone in nearby towns.
But the public invitation quickly went viral. As a result, "everyone" who saw it thought they were invited. More than 1 million people said on Facebook that they planned to attend the quincea?era.
The original video was seen millions of times on YouTube. Mexican music stars and personalities joked about attending the party.
Even a Mexican airline company offered low prices on flights to a city near Rubi's hometown. Its advertisements for the offer said, "Are you going to Rubi's party?"
The party was held on Monday, December 26. And, while 1 million people did not actually attend, Univision reported that more than 30,000 people showed up to help Rubi celebrate her 15th birthday.
Photographers and reporters from around the world were present. The Associated Press described the Mexican teenager as looking a bit "overwhelmed" by the attention, but "resplendent" in her dress.
Jose Antonio Sosa is an expert on social media at the Iberoamericana University. He said that Mexico's great interest in Rubi's party showed a desire for lighter, happier stories in the news.
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2.horse races 赛马
He spends all his money betting on horse races.
3.went viral 蔓延开来
Deeply touched, Kennedy shared the story with others and it went viral.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
1.As a result, "everyone" who saw it thought they were invited.
As a result 结果
As a result, the bad thing has been turned into a good one.
As a result of this conflict he lost both his home and his means of livelihood.
2.And, while 1 million people did not actually attend, Univision reported that more than 30,000 people showed up to help Rubi celebrate her 15th birthday.
showed up 出席；现身
The official showed up to tell her to turn in her library books.
She just showed up and then left.
露比·伊巴拉（Rubi Ibarra）刚度过了一次永生难忘的生日 。
露比是一名青少年 。她住在墨西哥北部拉虎亚（La Joya）的一个小社区 。
她刚刚满15岁 。因而，家人准备为露比举办传统的成人礼 。成人礼是为年满15岁的女孩专门准备的重要仪式 。
为此，露比的家人在脸书上发起了一项活动 。邀请影片的状态设为公开 。也就是说，所有的脸书网友都可以看到 。
聚会前几周，一位摄影师往该主页上传了一个视频 。视频中，露比的父亲介绍了女儿派对的活动安排 。露比的父亲Crescendio表示，届时会有当地的乐队演出，食物，奖品和赛马比赛 。他说，“我们诚挚邀请所有人参加 。”之后，伊巴拉家人解释称，他说的“所有人”是指在附近城镇的亲朋好友 。
但这个公开的邀请视频很快走红网络 。结果，看到该视频的“所有人”都认为收到了邀请 。超100万名脸书网友回复称，他们将参加露比的成人礼 。
该视频在YouTube上的点击量高达数百万次 。墨西哥的歌手与明星也开玩笑说要参加聚会 。
派对在12月26日也就是周一举行 。虽然到场的宾客没有100万人，但据环球电视台报道，超3万人参加了聚会，与露比共同庆祝其15岁生日 。
来自世界各地的摄影师和记者都赶到现场 。美联社报道称，主人公露比似乎因为外界的关注有些“不知所措”，不过她的服装“光彩照人” 。
Jose Antonio Sosa是伊比利亚美洲大学的社交媒体专家 。他说，墨西哥人对露比聚会的浓厚兴趣表明人们渴望关注简单、幸福的新闻 。