Cinco de Mayo 2022

Cinco de Mayo 2022

CHARLOTTE — Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away.

CHARLOTTE — Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away.

Commonwealth Avenue in Plaza Midwood was packed over the weekend with people eager to feast

Commonwealth Avenue in Plaza Midwood was packed over the weekend with people eager to feast

 the true meaning of the holiday is much deeper for the Latin-American community.

 the true meaning of the holiday is much deeper for the Latin-American community.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

In celebration, the Cinco de Mayo festival returned to the streets of Plaza Midwood on Sunday -- this time, with a new concept.

In celebration, the Cinco de Mayo festival returned to the streets of Plaza Midwood on Sunday -- this time, with a new concept.

“It’s important for us to show the diversity in our city,” said organizer Denise Coleman.

“It’s important for us to show the diversity in our city,” said organizer Denise Coleman.

This year, there were bands, a dog costume contest, traditional Hispanic singing and storytelling for kids.

This year, there were bands, a dog costume contest, traditional Hispanic singing and storytelling for kids.

If you missed Plaza Midwood’s festival, don’t worry. There are more events happening this week to celebrate.

If you missed Plaza Midwood’s festival, don’t worry. There are more events happening this week to celebrate.