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Day of the Dead and All Saints Day
- November 1, 2011
The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Mexico’s most famous celebration features sugar skulls, pan de muerto (dead bread), flowers and the preparation of the deceased favorite food and drink. An altar is made of the above at the loved ones grave site.
Spring Equinox in Chichen Itza
- March 21, 2012
Where: Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
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During the Spring Equinoxe on March 21 the light from the sun casts a serpent-like shape on the right balustrade of the North staircase, as if the serpent has been lit from the Temple of Kukulcan to the ground where its head sits. It was believed that the light from the heavens came down to the Earth, and the light from the serpent's head directed the light straight ahead to the north and to the Sacred Cenote which passed the light to the underground, making the ground fertile. People from around the world gather during these equinoxes to witness this mathematically precise casting of light from the sun to the serpent's head.
CONCERTS IN CHICHEN ITZA
- Yucatan authorities declared in a press conference that Paul McCartney will perform at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza in 2011.
What will happen in the year 2012 ?
- "If I went to some Mayan-speaking communities and asked people what is going to happen in 2012, they wouldn't have any idea," said Jose Huchim, a Yucatan Mayan archaeologist. "That the world is going to end? They wouldn't believe you. We have real concerns these days, like rain." The Mayan civilization, which reached its height from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D., had a talent for astronomy. Its Long Count calendar begins in 3,114 B.C., marking time in roughly 394-year periods known as Baktuns. Thirteen was a significant, sacred number for the Mayas, and the 13th Baktun ends around Dec. 21, 2012.