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Importance of Mayan Calendar you need to know

Keeping calendar is not a new thing. Oldest calendar in the world is about 10,000 old. People are using calendar to remember days, time and events in their history. It is true that the whole world is following AD calendar today but that was not the case few hundred years ago. Every civilization had their own calendar and they were following their calendars to remember their historical events. In this article we will talk about Mayan Calendar.

HISTORY OF MAYAN CALENDAR:

Mayan calendar is one of the oldest calendar. It is around 3000 years old. The first year of Mayan calendar was in the 1st century BC. The origin of this calendar is found in Olmec civilization. This calendar is one of the most important calendars in the world. The Olmec Priest were so accurate in their calculation that even modern calendar is 1000 days less accurate that this calendar. Still people are using this calendar to check the accuracy of modern calendars. This calendar is more complex calendar than any calendar in the world. This calendar is still used in some cities of Mexico like Cancun. Hence, next time you visit Cancun with some Cancun cheap flights then you can ask some locals about it.

Astronomy Tower Maya

HOW THIS CALENDAR WORKS?

There calendar is not like an ordinary calendar. The month of a Maya calendar is shown in a circle of 20 days. They have two years conceding with each other. Their 365 days are called haab. 260th day of the year is a Sacred round for them. In our calendar, we call 100 years a century, but their century is 52 years and they call it bundle. They have complete twenty names for each day in a 20th day month meaning they don’t have any concept of weeks. Many of their day’s name are inspired by their animal Gods. Their days are called:

  1. Imix
  2. Ik
  3. Akbal
  4. Kan
  5. Chicchan
  6. Cimi
  7. Manik
  8. Lamat
  9. Muluc
  10. Oc
  11. Chuen
  12. Eb
  13. Ben
  14. Ix
  15. Men
  16. Cib
  17. Caban
  18. Eiznab
  19. Cauac
  20. Ahau

EVENTS RELATED TO THIS CALENDAR:

This calendar is full of surprises. No one knows how this calendar came into being. This is highly possible that this calendar may tie some events like configuration of mars and appearance of Venus. This calendar even explains the interval between conception and birth of a human body.

WHY THIS CALENDAR IS IMPORTANT?

Mayan calendar is no doubt the highest achievement of Maya civilization. This calendar is very important even today. This is 1000 days more accurate than our modern calendar. This was the calendar that predicted the end of time back in 2012. Still people use it to predict many things in the future.

Every civilization has their achievements and Maya had Mayan calendar as their achievement. This calendar is still used by many people in Mexico. They set their events and cultural festivals according to this calendar.

Why the arch of Los Cabos is at the danger of dissapearing?

Believe it or not but global warming is the real issue. Our world is changing due to this. North pole is melting and sea level is rising at alarming pace. Due to these events, many coastal areas are at danger of disappearing. It is said that many small countries and island may disappear in few years (If this happened with the Caribbean, I would buy one of the flights to Cancun on my next vacation). The whole world is talking about this issue but no one is doing anything for it. It feels like that we all are waiting for doomsday to come.  A small rocky island called Los Cabos is also at the danger of disappearing.

WHERE IS LOS CABOS?

The Los Cabos is a small island. It is nothing but a rock formation. It is situated between the Mexico and California. The Los Cabos is very famous among the locals for its distinctive formation. It is locally known as El Arco. It is exactly at the place where pacific ocean becomes the gulf of California. But sadly it is said that this beautiful rock formation will disappear in few months or years.

WHY THIS PLACE IS IMPORTANT?

This place is very important for tourism purposes. The place is also known as the end of the earth. People around the world visit this place to catch the real beauty of nature. The rock formation like this is never found anywhere else in the world. This is exactly the location where the pacific ocean becomes the gulf of California. If you want to visit it then do it as soon as possible because maybe in the future you will not be able to see it. Find some cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta and from there you can visit Los Cabos via local transport.

REASON BEHIND POSSIBLE DISAPPEARANCE:

The one of the reason behind the possible disappearance of this rock is rising level of sea but another is the heavy tides and cyclones. In recent years, researchers have found that this rock is getting weaker day by day due to heavy cyclones and tides of the oceans. The researchers also claimed the weakness in the core rock may cause the whole rock to collapse. It is only the matter of time when this happens. It is said that if another hurricane or a storm hits the rock, the rock will collapse and will never be seen again.

Fracturas

We cannot fight nature right? Hence, we should accept the truth that mother nature gives what she wants to give and takes away what she wants to take away. The Los Cabos will go away in few years and people will not be able to see it again. it is advised that don’t visit this place during high tide because it is becoming dangerous every other day. You can see the amazing dying rock from far away and say good bye to it. We hope that some miracle happens and this rock stands still because in the end, we can only hope.