SAN ANTONIO With the new year officially in full swing, we’re reflecting on some viral TikTok in and around San Antonio.
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Phone Fishing on the San Antonio River Walk
Grabbing the attention of many onlookers, one woman was captured chasing her phone into the San Antonio River at a major downtown tourist attraction.
The video has over 590,000 views and 34,000 likes. Commentators sparked a conversation about the purity of the water and the level of bacteria.
If you’re interested, KSAT explains dive in Why can’t you swim in the river?
“The reason pollutants are a big concern is because downtown San Antonio has elevated levels of bacteria, mostly E. coli bacteria,” explained Sean Donovan, environmental science manager for SARA (San Antonio River). Power).
In the meantime, the River Walk can still be used for recreation, such as canoeing and kayakingaccording to Steve Graham, Assistant General Manager of SARA.
Before you put your head in the water?
“We haven’t reached it yet, but we have a dream. It’s kind of our big dream of where and how we can make the river more swimmable,” Graham said.
River walk against the Eiffel Tower
The river walk has been featured in other widely shared TikTok videos.
One user teased the tourist attraction by adding some Texas humor.
TikTok creator @srirajcomedy joked while looking at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, saying “it was like taking a river walk in San Antonio.”
The video has received over 3.6 million views and 698,000 likes.
Commentators joined in on the fun by asking if the “City of Love” had other popular San Antonio attractions like the Fiesta festival or Mi Tierra restaurant.
Remember the Alamo
The video about the algorithms of many San Antonio residents was based on the most famous phrase associated with another pillar in the center of the city.
If you interview any seventh grader in Texas, they will share with you a profound knowledge of a key moment in the Texas Revolution. Students are specifically and understandably taught to “never forget the Alamo.”
In his video, TikTok user @dylanuribe_ went over the mental checklist that many people complete before leaving the house. “Wallet, keys… what else have I forgotten,” he asked, standing in front of the Alamo.
Texans in the comment section were joking with each other saying “how could you forget” while non-Texans were left confused… what can you say, it’s a “Texan affair”.
Many in San Antonio celebrate the Mexican tradition quinceañeracelebration of the 15th anniversary, which is also a rite of passage.
One from TikTok showing a tourist couple admiring the outfits of a local girl. quince The dress on River Walk has over 5 million views and 1.2 million likes.
In the video, a couple photographs a girl in a stunning dress against the backdrop of her photo shoot.
Many appreciated the admiration for the culture shown by the couple. User @mejiaalicia3 said that many people “find our 15 dresses/tradition interesting.”
The Dia de los Muertos altar honors the victims of Uvalde
Widely observed in Mexico, San Antonio has become the new home of the Dia de Muertos celebrations in the United States.
For the holiday, the city hosts unique events and festivals, including MuertosFest.
Events include intimate gatherings with traditionally decorated altars, multi-day festivals and live music, and festive processions through the city centre.
This year, the national festival featured more than 80 altars in honor of local families and loved ones who have passed away, as well as special events for children, artists and families.
One altar has received over 8 million views and 2.1 million social media likes with support.
Altar in honor mass shooting victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with the help of the desks.
TikTok user @ceiliacruz920 shared a video of the altar singing “Remember Me” from the Disney movie Coco.
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