La fiesta XV Años de una joven mexicana que no ocurrió por culpa de la pandemia... pero así lo resolvió su familia

Rodrigo Neria Cano
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Ximena Canejo Hernández mira su reflejo en un espejo mientras se prueba su vestido de quinceañera elegido, en el centro de la ciudad de México. Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Ximena Canejo Hernández mira su reflejo en un espejo mientras se prueba su vestido de quinceañera elegido, en el centro de la ciudad de México. Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Si la pandemia de COVID-19 no hubiera ocurrido, la joven mexicana Ximena Canejo Hernández hubiera tenido una gran fiesta de XV Años el 18 de julio, la cual hubiera comenzado con una misa repleta de los miembros cercanos y lejanos de su familia, y luego hubiera concluido con una gran celebración con vals, chambelanes y el tradicional baile con su padre, en un salón de fiestas; sin embargo, no ocurrirá así.

La situación sanitaria en la que vivimos ha cambiado los planes de muchas personas, como vacaciones, bodas y fiestas de XV Años, como ocurre en el caso de Ximena, quien, según informa la agencia AP, tuvo que reprogramar su festejo para finales de noviembre.

Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Aunque su cumpleaños, que fue el 13 de julio, no lo celebró en grande, su familia aún tiene la esperanza de que el día que se realice la fiesta, ella luzca sensacional, por lo que, luego de casi tres meses de estar en confinamiento, y con la reapertura de negocios en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, sus padres, Marta Patricia Hernández Santos y Alejandro Canejo López, la llevaron el 10 de julio a una tienda para que se realizara una prueba del que será su vestido.

En las fotografías tomadas por AP, se puede ver un poco cómo la llamada “Nueva Normalidad” impacta las situaciones que antes de la pandemia eran algo cotidiano, en ellas vemos que tanto la quinceañera, sus familiares y la vendedora de local, traen puesto su cubrebocas en todo momento.

Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

Ximena Canejo no se quedó sin fiesta, ya que, en su casa, ubicada en el municipio de Tlanepantla, Estado de México, sus padres le realizaron una simbólica partida de pastel.

Marta Patricia Hernandez Santos, right, welcomes her sister's family and her mother, as they arrive for a small gathering at home to mark the 15th birthday of her daughter, Ximena Canejo Hernandez, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Another sister, a nurse in a COVID-19 hospital, did not attend to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Marta Patricia Hernández Santos, a la derecha, da la bienvenida a la familia de su hermana y a su madre, ya que llegan a una pequeña reunión en casa para conmemorar el 15 cumpleaños de su hija, Ximena Canejo Hernández. Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

En las fotos de AP se puede ver que Ximena se la pasó muy bien rodeada de sus seres queridos (un muy pequeño núcleo, para evitar riesgos, evidentemente) en su cumpleaños. Pero ella y toda su familia esperan a que a finales de noviembre los efectos de la pandemia hayan disminuido para sí poder celebrar en grande sus XV años, como suele ser común en México.

La familia había estado siguiendo la guía de confinamiento en su hogar, pero con la apertura de la Ciudad de México en las últimas semanas, la abuela de Ximena decidió viajar desde Oaxaca para su cumpleaños, la primera visita a sus hijas y nietos en más de cuatro meses.

Una de las tías de Ximena prefirió no asistir para evitarle cualquier riesgo a su familia, ya que tranaja como enfermera en un hospital que atiende a pacientes con COVID-19.

Alejandro Canejo López, arriba a la izquierda, bromea con familiares cercanos mientras celebran el 15 cumpleaños de su hija Ximena Canejo Hernández, en Tlalnepantla. Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Alejandro Canejo López, arriba a la izquierda, bromea con familiares cercanos mientras celebran el 15 cumpleaños de su hija Ximena Canejo Hernández, en Tlalnepantla. Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

El Estado de México es uno de los más golpeados por la pandemia, ya que acumulan 43,544 casos positivos y 5,378 defunciones. Hasta el 14 de julio, Tlanepantla contaba con 2,525 personas con COVID-19.

Ximena Canejo Hernandez laughs along with her family as they mark her 15th birthday at home, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Foto: Rebecca Blackwell / AP
Ximena Canejo Hernandez, obscured, is embraced by her grandmother Eloisa Santos Castillo, as close relatives gathered for a simple event at home to mark Ximena's 15th birthday, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. The family had been following stay at home guidance, but with Mexico City's opening beginning in recent weeks, Ximena's grandmother decided to travel up from Oaxaca for her birthday, the first visit to her daughters and grandchildren in more than four months. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Ximena Canejo Hernandez is embraced by her grandmother Eloisa Santos Castillo, as close relatives gathered for a simple event at home to mark Ximena's 15th birthday, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. The family had been following stay at home guidance, but with Mexico City's opening beginning in recent weeks, Ximena's grandmother decided to travel up from Oaxaca for her birthday, the first visit to her daughters and grandchildren in more than four months. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Ximena Canejo Hernández es abrazada por su abuela, Eloisa Santos Castillo. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Ximena Canejo Hernandez holds one of the household's two cats as she waits for a few close relatives to arrive to mark her 15th birthday at home, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Ximena Canejo Hernandez, right, gives antibacterial gel to her grandmother Eloisa Santos Castillo, as Ximena's father, Alejandro Canejo Lopezk sprays disinfectant onto his in-laws, arriving for a simple event at home to mark Ximena's 15th birthday, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. The family had been following stay at home guidance, but with Mexico City's opening beginning in recent weeks, Ximena's grandmother decided to travel up from Oaxaca for her birthday, the first visit to her daughters and grandchildren in more than four months. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Close family members gather to mark the 15th birthday of Ximena Canejo Hernandez, left, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. The family had been following stay at home guidance, but with Mexico City's opening beginning in recent weeks, Ximena's grandmother, Eloisa Santos Castillo, center, decided to travel up from Oaxaca for her birthday, the first visit to her daughters and grandchildren in more than four months. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Alejandro Canejo Lopez, left, and his son Daniel, 16, move the dining room table so they can add an extra table to increase distancing between guests, as they prepare to celebrate the 15th birthday of Ximena Canejo Hernandez along with a small group of close relatives, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18 long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration has now been postponed until late November.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Family members clap as they sing "Las Mananitas," Mexico's birthday song, to Ximena Canejo Hernandez, center, as they gather to mark her 15th birthday at home, in Tlalnepantla, just outside Mexico City, Monday, July 13, 2020. Ximena's family, wanting to give her a traditional Quinceanera, had booked a church and event hall for July 18th long before the coronavirus pandemic hit, but the celebration had to be postponed until late November. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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