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1.2 million people to show up at 15-year-old girl’s birthday party after invitation went viral on Facebook

By Mason White 12:53 PM December 9, 2016
Rubi Ibarra Garcia 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) The parents of a teenage girl in Mexico, were shocked to learn that the invitation to their daughter’s party went viral on Facebook, where more than one million people pledged to attend.

Police in La Joya, said that they will deploy hundreds of officers to cope with the mass influx of people.

The girl’s birthday party will be held in two weeks, when Rubi Ibarra Garcia turns 15 years old.

The girl’s parents, Crescencio Ibarra and Anaelda Garcia, said that they were unsure why the invitation went viral on Facebook.

The parents said that the invitation was meant to family and neighbors.

The invitation was shared on Facebook more than 800,000 times, and 1.2 million people expressed their interest to attend the party.

The party will feature several music bands, a lavish meal and a horse race. The winner of the horse race will receive $500.