British Mexican Society Blog

Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Mexican poet Octavio Paz once wrote, “Our cult of death is also our cult of life.” Those words capture the spirit with which Mexicans celebrate Día de Muertos. Families in Mexico honour those who have departed, setting up colorful altars at home and in public places with the images of loved ones. These ancestors are greeted with their favorite foods, …

Discovering Mexican culture at the British Museum

For anyone interested in learning more about Mexico, its history and culture a visit to the British Museum is a good start – assuming a visit to Mexico’s own renowned museums is not on the cards. This is how the British Museum describes Room 27 – the Mexico Room: Distinctive regional cultures flourished in Mexico from prehistoric times, until its …

Enjoying the Tequila and Mezcal Festival in London

Hola y bienvenidos from the original Tequila and Mezcal Fest London. This year’s event took place on 7-8 October and was a great success according to Eduardo Gomez, the founder and director of the event.   This was the 4th year that the Tequila and Mezcal Fest took place in London. Over the past three years, it has continued to grow …