South Pasadena is Having a Birthday Party


SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. - The city of South Pasadena is inviting residents, businesses and visitors to join in celebrating its 135th birthday on March 2, 2023.

The city was incorporated on March 2, 1888 with a population slightly over 500, making it the sixth municipality in Los Angeles County. Today, it has more than 25,000 residents and is known for its historic buildings, tree-lined streets and small-town charm.

To mark the occasion, the city is asking people to submit videos of themselves or a group saying "Happy Birthday South Pasadena!" to with the subject line "135th Birthday Video." The videos will be compiled into a fun montage that will be shared across all city social media accounts.

"If you use your smart phone to take a video, flip your phone horizontally to get a wider shot," the city advised in a press release[^1^][1].

The city also encouraged people to share their favorite memories or photos of South Pasadena using the hashtag #SP135 on social media.

South Pasadena Mayor Diana Mahmud said the birthday celebration is a way to honor the city's rich history and vibrant community.

"South Pasadena is a special place with a unique character and identity. We have a proud legacy of preserving our heritage, protecting our environment and promoting our local businesses and culture," Mahmud said. "We also have a diverse and engaged population that cares deeply about our city and each other. I hope everyone will join us in celebrating our 135th birthday and looking forward to our bright future."

The city plans to hold more events and activities throughout the year to commemorate its anniversary, including a historical exhibit at the War Memorial Building, a time capsule project and a community picnic.

For more information, visit or follow the city on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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