Cinco de Mayo - Blumz by JRDesigns in metro DetroitIt’s a story rooted in overcoming odds, unity and patriotism. An underdog story, and we Americans love underdogs. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the defeat on May 5, 1862 of the larger, well-armed French invading troops by the smaller, poorly outfitted Mexican militia at the Battle of Puerta. Cinco de Mayo celebrations began as a minor regional observance in Mexico, growing into the western United States by Mexican immigrants, before spreading to other U.S. areas with large Mexican-American populations. Today, Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest party events of spring — a fun celebration of culture, cuisine, art, music and all things Mexican. Read More