Spur Patty Mills, fiance 'immerse' in San Antonio's culture, teach others about it

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Spur Patty Mills and his fiancee Alyssa Levesque are using their influence to teach their social media followers about San Antonio's rich Mexican culture, specifically Día De Los Muertos.

The couple took part in Muertos Fest at La Villita over the weekend. Both Mills and Levesque showed up with their faces painted in Catrina makeup  and posted photos of their time hanging out and getting "immersed in the culture."

They each included explainers in their posts for those who may not be familiar with the revered tradition behind the sugar skulls and ofrendas.

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"'Day of the dead' is a Mexican holiday and tradition in which families remember the departed and share memories of loved ones by a variety of fun activities," the Australian Spur wrote online. "It was a blast and we had a great time getting amongst the local community and making some cool memories."

Levesque said on her account that being able to witness and be a part of San Antonio's culture was "very special."

Muertos Fest is the annual celebration of the Nov. 1 and 2 Latin American holiday at La Villita. This year's free event featured vendors, live music and poetry, an altar contest, workshops, art and a procession on Oct. 27 and 28.

Though fully covered in face paint, many Spurs fans were able to spot the couple on Sunday. See who they met in the gallery above.

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