DETROIT (WXYZ) - Cinco de Mayo celebrations are getting underway across the area as the Mexican-American community celebrates one of their biggest holidays of the year.
Started as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy in the America West during the Civil Way period, Cinco de Mayo has now developed into a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
One of the biggest celebrations in our area is the Cinco de Mayo Parade and Celebration in Clark Park. The parade kicks everything off at noon and progresses from W. Vernor and Woodmere to W. Vernor and Scotten, where the celebration takes place.
The parade will run from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. It will be followed by the blessing of the Low Rider Cars.