This December, one region of the world is bracing for an event of epic proportions.
The Mayan territories — the Yucatan, El Salvadar, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize — are preparing to celebrate the finality of their ancient 5,125 year Long Count calendar on 21 December 2012.This date also coincides with a rare (once every 26,000 years) alignment of the solar meridian and the galactic equator, and of the Earth with the center of the galaxy.
Spiritualists are heralding the dawn of a new era of unity. Tourism boards such as Mexico’s are already counting their cash inflows. And the rest of the populace — who happen to be aware of this event — seems to see it as a prime opportunity to throw a party (a-la millennium).
Around the globe, from London to LA, events are set to take place on this special solstice. Many, impishly or jokingly use the phrase ‘end of the world’ in their titles. However, all seem to espouse the spirit of socialising and healthy outlooks.