Invitation to girl’s 15th birthday party goes viral and attracts 1.2 million attendees in Mexico

Rubi Ibarra Garcia and her parents upload video to Facebook inviting friends and family to the event

Thursday 08 December 2016 01:59
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Rubi Ibarra Garcia and her parents uploaded a video to Facebook inviting friends and family to the birthday party
Rubi Ibarra Garcia and her parents uploaded a video to Facebook inviting friends and family to the birthday party

An invitation to a girl’s 15th birthday party in Mexico has gone viral and 1.2 million people have said they will attend.

Rubi Ibarra Garcia and her parents uploaded a video to Facebook inviting friends and family to the party but as the post was made public it soon went viral.

The video shows Crescencio Ibarra, Ms Garcia’s father, saying “everyone is welcome”, listing the bands that will play at the event and announcing a horse race will take place at the party.

Mr Ibarra has confirmed he will not be turning anyone away from the party and police are set to be deployed to the town of La Joya to ensure people’s safety, according to the BBC.

The video has been shared 800,000 times and imitations and memes have been created. Anaelda Garcia, Rubi’s mother, said her favourite meme features the President-elect of the US.

"It's the one about Donald Trump and [Mexican President] Enrique Pena Nieto coming to an agreement to allow undocumented Mexican migrants in the US to return to Mexico for Rubi's party,” Ms Garcia said.

A girl’s 15th birthday is seen as when she comes of age in Mexico and large parties to commemorate the event are not unusual.

Rubi is extremely excited and looking forward to the day, Rubi’s older sister reportedly said.

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