Tag Archives: Mexico History

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 Dรญa 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 Mexicoโ€™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 …