Mayan apocalypse Tourism: 21th Dec 2012- Good for Business

Mayan Culture 2012

Many people believe December 21, 2012 to be the date of the apocalypse. Could this be the end of the world as we know it?

The countdown to the apocalypse is almost over¡¡¡ … and million tourists are planning to spend their holidays in the Mayan Zone, countries are preparing programs that include fireworks, concerts and rituals in 39 archaeological sites … 

  México, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras

We still have not reached the End of the World and some of the most representative archaeological sites offering theMundo Maya” have seen already an increase 10% in visits, including:

Chichen Itza
Coba (Mexico)
Xunantunich (Belize)
Joya de Ceren (El Salvador)
Tikal (Guatemala)
Copan (Honduras)

They will find activities related to “Baktun” (end of cycle) in each area, activities like... Night competitions (4 elements sea, earth, fire and air).

But the truth is that Business will be always Business, and by no means we cannot forget that the Baktun is Money, and if you don´t agree, watch this Youtube Video from Mexico (it’s only 1m) “Mayan apocalypse good for business: doomsday fears fuel modest Mexican”

The Maya philosophy is based on the knowledge and interpretation of the legacy left by the ancient Maya in their calendars. They were concerned about time. This time measuring system consists of counting the days from an initial date, measured according to five periods (K'in, Winal, Tun, K'atun and Bak’tun) based on a vigesimal system. The greatest period, the Bak’tun, consists of 144,000 days.

The 13 Bak’tun is not to be confused with the catastrophes of other Mesoamerican cultures’ mythologies, such as the "Era of the Suns" of the Aztecs.


Either way, the meaning of these myths is not focused on disasters that wiped out humanity, but in the social and spiritual transformations that occurred.

You can even see the Bak’tun at the Guatemala TV:

And after believing the “World is going to End” …. I just can Say Merry Xmas ¡¡¡ & a HAPPY NEW YEAR ¡¡



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