International “Abrazo” Kicks off BorderFest
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Location: McAllen/Hidalgo International Bridge
For the past 36 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.
Performing the traditional abrazo, or friendship embrace,
followed by a square dance in Reynosa.