International “Abrazo” Kicks off BorderFest
Date: Thursday March 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge
For the past 34 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.