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The Mayan Calendar and 2012

December 28, 2011 1 comment

The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica developed accurate written calendars and of these, the calendar of the Maya is the most sophisticated. Its precision derives from the fact that it is based on an uninterrupted, continuous count of days reckoned from an initial zero day.  The Maya counted the Kin (days) in several independent calender counts that were synchronized. One of these counts included a 365 day calendar – HAAB

This calendar is based on the yearly journey of the Earth around the sun in 365 days.  The 365-day year was divided into 18 named months or Winal of 20 days each.  The overflow of 5 days was named Wayeb.  Each date is written using a number from 0 to 19 and a Winal name represented by a glyph except for the days of the Wayeb, which are numbered 0 to 4.

Now about 2012, December 21 will be the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar which will mark the end of a 5126-year era, not the end of the world!

If you are looking to celebrate this famous date, its best to fiesta in Playa del Carmen Mexico.  Book this date or another very popular date 12/12/2012 with Buigas Travel.  Book now and contact us for special rates. www.buigastravel.com

Christmas and New Years in Playa del Carmen

November 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Being in the warm environment of Playa del Carmen Mexico during the holidays is Santa’s gift to you.  We have very little inventory left if you are still considering to stay in the Best Hotels in Playa del Carmen according to Trip Advisor.  We are also offering some great rates if you contact us soon.

Click here to check for available condos. www.buigastravel.com