CINCO DE mAYO PARADE & FIESTA
Each year, this parade celebrates the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) that took place on the 5th of May 1862, near Puebla City, Mexico. The battle ended in a victory over the French Army which galvanized Mexican resistance and led to France retreating completely 6 years later. The under-manned Mexican Army’s victory signifies the legacy of resilience and strength over powerful forces. Today’s pandemic is much like this battle, where resilience and strength of the people prevails. Which is why this year’s theme is dedicated to Legacy, Strength & Promise for the Future! The Legacy of Detroit’s Latino cultural heritage, the strength of its people, and the promise of successful thriving Latino businesses of Southwest Detroit.
The Committee is seeking float/procession participants for this year’s parade. Applications are available at Plaza del Sol, please contact the Committee to schedule an appointment at 313-518-4354 or the Committee President, Alma Cruz 313-614-7836.