Cinco de Mayo is a spring celebration for Metro Detroit

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Technically, the reason for the Cinco de Mayo holiday is to honor Mexico's 1862 victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. 

In Metro Detroit, however, Cinco de Mayo is a chance for folks and families to get outside and celebrate spring and Mexican culture in America. With the pandemic putting a damper on the party the past two years, this week's celebrations seem extra special.