Culture: The Mayan Prophecy of 2012

Adam S asked me about the Mayan Prophecy and so after various days of reading, going to museums and talking to locals, I’ve got the first installment.

The most important thing to start with is the following calendar:

1 kin=1 day
1 winal=20 days
20 winales=1 year (tun)
20 tunes=1 katun
20 katunes=1 baktun

1 baktun=5125 years

We are entering the 13th baktun and the exact date of the new baktun varies from person to person but according to locals, it’s December 23 and eight hours into the 24th. It is the end of an era and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes. As we speak, I’m at @XcaretPark celebrating the birth of a new era #renacer2012.

Photos coming soon.


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