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Washington's Birthday Celebration Association
Since 1898, Laredo has been celebrating George Washington's birthday, evolving into a month-long series of parties, festivals, and other events. Check out the official site for a calendar of next year's activities, photos of this year's events, and lots more.

City of Laredo
Through this site you can learn more about the city's history, its current services to city residents as well as tourists, find links to local media‚ even learn about bird-watching in the city!


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