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'Everyone' got invited to a Mexican teen's birthday party. So thousands showed up.

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Rubi Ibarra's father Crescencio posted an online invitation to her "quinceañera," a coming-of-age party similar to a "Sweet Sixteen" but usually much more elaborate. In the video, he said "everyone is cordially invited."

That wasn't supposed to be taken literally -- Crescencio only meant to invite everyone in the nearby communities. But he promised not to turn anyone away, so thousands of people showed up to the party on Monday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. 

WATCH  | Here's a version of the invitation with English subtitles. The original invitation got millions of views. Superstars parodied the video and offered sponsorships. 

How the invite took off

Actor Gael Garcia made a parody video of the invitation, and singer Luis Antonio Lopez "El Mimoso" composed a "corrido" song especially for Rubi. She even got an offer to appear on the soap opera "The Rose of Guadalupe."

"Are you going to Rubi's party?" became a popular Mexican meme, and Mexican airline Interjet even offered a discount on flights to San Luis Potosi using that slogan. More than one million people said they'd show up.

The rural village was overwhelmed with the thousands of people that arrived.  Crescencio threatened to end the party if reporters did not give Rubi space, the BBC reports.

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WATCH  | The party even hosted a live band.

Tragedy strikes

The BBC reports there was a horse race that led to one man being trampled to death.  Felix Pena entered his horse, Oso Dormido (Spanish for "Sleeping Bear"), expecting to win. It's not clear how he got in the way of horses running the race. Officials said he died on the way to the hospital. 

The party was otherwise peaceful, officials said.

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WATCH  | The party also featured a traditional Catholic Mass. You can see the crowd of photographers as Rubi and her family made her way to Mass.

More than anything, this can bring attention to us... so people can see the unemployment.
Rutilio Ibarra

Locals hoped the party would help bring awareness to economic struggles in the area. Parts of the region don't have cellphone coverage. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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