December 21,2012 is fast approaching. For those who are not quite sure about the significance of this date in 2012, it is the final day of one of the Mayan long calendar that some people feel represents the end of the world….no continued calendar from the ancient astronomers , the world will end. That is it.
With more and more interviews held with Mayan leaders and elders, the thought is shifted from the end of the world to a significant change in the world as we know it. The world will not end, there will just be a shift, but that shift, what it looks like and what it really means, is not known. The people who thought that the world was going to end have not decided to focus on the theory of Planet X, a theory that we know nothing about nor can we even add to that conversation!
December 21, 2012 activities and events in Tulum
If you are curious or amazed by the end of the world theory and wish to check out what is happening around Tulum and the Mayan ruins in the area and in the Yucatan, be all means, join the rest of the world at Chitzen Itza, Coba, Ek Balam, and of course the Tulum ruins. Each location will be celebrating in their own way, not the end of the world, but winter solstice, a celebrated day each year by the community to bring in the winter season. This ritual will continue, and many onlookers are curious if something magical may happen on this date at the sacred ruins that are located throughout the states of Quintana Roo (where Tulum is) and the state of the Yucatan. We will report back and let you know what happens on this celebrated day and report if anything magical comes alive!
December 20 to 22nd inclusive, a group of artists and singers will be hosting a three day festival to the south of theTulum ruins, on the beach. The festival is called Time and Space, the 2012 Countdown Festival. It falls on the heels of an identical festival held in Mexico City on the 15th and 16th of December,2012. Two artists will be live painting during the festival and over 100 singers and bands will be playing.
Dreams Tulum resort will be featuring a 4 day festival called Mayan Holindaze and guest passes for the event can be purchased online. This is a music, activity, yoga event that will have visitors hopping for the time they are in the area.
The Mayan ruins within the Yucatan have all arranged for special shaman events at Chitzen Itza, Ek Balam, Palenque and more. What we do not know are the events or activities that may be held in Coba, just 45 minutes from Tulum.
Have plans for December 21, 2012. Care to share on our Facebook page, we would love to know.