Sunday, December 23, 2012

Celebration of Baktun in El Salvador


On December 21, while people in the US and elsewhere in the English speaking world were largely making jokes about the "end of the world,"  in El Salvador festivities were held at various sites of ancient Mayan temples to celebrate the end of one Mayan era and the rebirth and renewal of another.   "Baktun" is the Mayan word for the calendar cycle, and on December 21, the 13th Baktun ended and the 14th began.

You can see a photogallery from the festivities in El Salvador at this link, and a video news report from La Prensa Grafica at this link.  

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