Mexican Americans tend to visit and take offerings to a loved one’s gravesite on many different occasions, including birthdays, death anniversaries, wedding anniversaries, and Mexican and American holidays. These pictures show how American holidays and cultural icons are being incorporated into Mexican grave decorating customs. San Antonio flower shop owners have noticed a trend toward American commercialized images in their traditional silk flower arrangements, as well as a rise in professional sports team logos and colors.
Considering the fact that San Antonio only has one professional sports team, which lends itself to the creation of diehard fans, it is no surprise that the San Antonio Spurs have emerged in grave decorations. The use of the Spurs logo, motto, and colors in coronas seems to be on the rise. Many of the following pictures were taken shortly after the Spurs won the NBA World Championship in 2007, while some were taken in previous years.