International “Abrazo” Kicks off BorderFest
For the past 35 years, the ABRAZO has acted as the
official kickoff event for BorderFest. On the morning
of opening day, the mayors of Hidalgo and Reynosa,
Mexico, and their entourages meet at the center of the
Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge joining the two
sister cities, and perform the traditional abrazo,
or friendship embrace.