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December 21st in Yucatan

December 21st in Yucatan

27 November 2012 CULTURE 0

2012 Spiritual Summit (December 18-23)
The Planetary Spiritual Summit 2012 is the celebration of the end of the Mayan Long Count, and with it the end of a cycle where learning was through fear and its effects: suffering, sickness and death. It is the closure of a long apprenticeship of the soul of humanity. It includes 5 days with different activities, visit to archeological sites, conferences, traditional medicine, among others.
Location: Convention Center Siglo XXI
Time: All day
Website: www.
Admission: $4500 pesos for activities over 5 days

The Mayan Calendar in Luxury
Kensington Tours is plugging this trip to the Yucatan in honor of the end of the Maya Calendar. "Travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan Peninsula. Your private guide will take you to various cultural sites around the city while explaining local customs and tradition. Make a stop at the famous Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza to observe some of the finest examples of Mayan architecture. The city, once revered by priests and nobles for its prestigious cultural and religious significance, exists today as a testament to the success of the Mayan civilization. Rest along the beach in Cancun and enjoy some of the best entertainment in Mexico."
Location: Merida and Cancun
Website: www.
Admission: Ask for a quote

Maya Shamanism Workshop
Prepare yourself for the big day! This is a one week intensive workshop in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The Element Fire completes the important cleansing process of our Body, Soul, and Spirit. We will apply the Maya Shamanic teachings of the element Fire, reactivating our deep inner powers by calling K’inich-Ahau and K’inich-Kaakoo and asking the Maya Masters of Light to open our hearts and souls to the Holy Wisdom that will allow us to take the final great step towards our inner spiritual actualization.
Location: Merida
Admission: $950-1150 USD

Dinner To Welcome a New Era
Enjoy a delicious and luxurious dinner at what is arguably Merida's best restaurant, Casa de Piedra at Hacienda Xcanatun. The New Maya Cuisine dinner is open to a limited guest list, so call early if you want to attend! For a lovely evening like this, you might want to consider getting a room there for the night as well, so you don't have to drive home.
Location: Hacienda Xcanatun, north of Merida. Dinner, by the way, includes fresh local fruit drinks and a Maya cleansing.
Time: December 21 starting at 8:00 PM
Contact:Call 999-930-2140 to make your reservation or contact them through their website
Admission: $699.00 pesos + 15% propina.

2012 Mayan Galactic Alignment Aboard the Carnival Triumph
"This is not a cruise. This is a Spiritual Experience," the website reads. Spiritual teachers, authors, Maya elders and experts in the fields of Maya calendar, spirituality, consciousness, ascension, meditation and healing have been invited to lead this Seminar at Sea. The goal will not only be personal enlightenment but "more importantly, for lifting the planetary vibration as we co-create the shift into the ‘Fifth World.’" The Western Caribbean itinerary will include a Mayan initiation ceremony at Chichen Itza with Mayan Elder Hunbatz Men on Dec. 19 and a fire ceremony in Cozumel with Grandmother Elizabeth Araujo of Guatemala, a leader in the Council of Mayan Elders. Also, there will be a Nightly Skywatch aboard the Triumph deck, as well as an honoring of the solstice moment, 11:11 a.m. GMT, Dec. 21, the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar Cycle.
Location: Galveston, Texas, to Yucatan, Mexico and back again (maybe)
Time: December 12-22
Admission: Starts at $1,099 per person. Roommates can be arranged if requested.

First Festival of the Mayan Culture (December 14 to December 22)
For the Maya, the universe is ordered by the gods, explained through a sacred story. Mayan cosmogony mentions a series of cosmic cycles or eras, determined by the creator gods. In the year 2012, on 21 December, the Mayan calendar system known as the Long Count will return to zero, to restart its cycle of 1,872,000 days. This 9 day festival put on by the State of Yucatan will include conferences, music, dance, films, visits to archaeological zones and more.
Location: Different locations, including Merida, Izamal and Valladolid
Time:Starts 10 AM, December 14 at the new Gran Museo del Mundo Maya at the IMAX Theatre
Admission: Free

Re-opening of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
The Museum will re-open to the public.
Location: Next to the Siglo XXI Convention Center.
Time: December 21

El Tunkul de los Aluxes
Music with Mayan instruments by the percussionist children of Chak Xulub Chen.
Location: In front of the Cathedral in Merida
Time: December 21, 6:00 PM

Concert by Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil
They will present a symphonic performance called the Night of the Mayas.
Location: On the esplanade of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: December 21, 8:00 PM

Opening of the New Baktun Monument
This monument will be shown for the first time on this day.
Location: On the esplanade of the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Time: December 21

Sky Observation
Get together and enjoy the opportunity to look at the sky, stars and other celestial bodies at a very important moment in celestial history.
Location: In Merida (exact location to be announced)
Time: December 21, 9:00 PM

End of the World Dinner
Chef Patricia Scott presents a delicious fusion dinner that will make you enjoy a night full of magic as we approach the beginning of a new era. The four course menu will include Tuna Carpacchio, quelites and mixed lettuce salad, Beef with plum sauce and dessert, which is a Chia Parfait with Cacao. A Shaman will be there, and the price includes dinner and dancing. Attendees are invited to wear all white.
Location: Fiesta Americana in the hotel zone in Merida
Time: December 21, 8:00 PM
Admission:$650 pesos per person

End of the Era Dinner
Come and enjoy the end of the era at this lovely hacienda. Dine on organic salad with goat cheese, shrimp in huitlacoche salsa, dessert and a glass of Xtabentun. Each guest can also have a cleansing by an attending Maya shaman. Call 999-254-0541 for reservations.
Location: Hacienda Santa Cruz, just outside the Periferico in Merida
Time: December 21, ?? PM
Admission:$599 pesos per person, not including tip

End of the World Party at Hennessy's
Hennessy's Irish Pub, a favorite hangout for locals, is celebrating the end of the era with tequila shots, live music, and Mayan costumes. Nobody knows how to party like Hennessy's!
Location: Hennessy's Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo (across from the Archaeological Museum)
Time: December 21, 9:00 PM
Admission:Free, pay for your drinks and food

Dine with Style at Hacienda Temozon
On December 21, Hacienda Temozon, a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel set in a historic hacienda 35 minutes south of Mérida, is hosting a special, five-course dinner based on traditional Mayan cuisine. The dinner will be accompanied by a historical presentation by archaeologist Julia Miller and a purification ceremony led by a local Shaman inside an ancient cave.
Location: Hacienda Temozon
Time: 6:00 PM, December 21
Admission: $90 USD

Heart of the Sky, Heart of the Earth Movie
German documentary released in 2011. "The great cycle of the ancient Mayan calendar will end in 2012. How does the story end? Do the oceans collapse? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut? The remote homelands of the present day Maya in Mexico and Guatemala present a perfect microcosm to show how unhindered globalization is already destroying the Earth and indigenous cultures. The stories and the cosmovision of six young Maya are juxtaposed with our shortsighted exploitation of the Earth." Check out more about it at their website.
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 x 55, Merida centro
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos for students

Activities at the Archaeological Zones
Different activities will be taking place on December 21 at the principal archeological zones in Yucatan. More details as we learn them!
Location: Archaeological zones
Time: All day, December 21
Admission:Depends on the archaeological zone

The Gathering
An international conference of lightworkers, celebrating the past, co-creating the future, at this powerful time in the magical land of the Mayans. This conference takes place in Cancun and includes things like a satellite hookup meeting with India, Grandmother Elizabeth Araujo, Guatemalan Mayan Elder and much more.
Location: Beach Palace Resort, Cancun
Time: December 16-22
Admission: $2,695 USD

The Last Supper
Going to be in Valladolid when the world ends? Then this might interest you! Denis Larsen, owner of Casa Hamaca, invites you to celebrate the end of the world or a new beginning on the eve of the Winter Solstice. Authentic Mayan tamales and chocolate, shamanic cleansings, live traditional Mayan music, presentations by well-known Mayanists, wine and special house drinks. Please note there is a charge for this event and that advance purchase of a ticket is necessary. A limited number of tickets will be sold; first come, first served. White clothing optional.
Location:The palapa at Casa Hamaca Guesthouse, Valladolid
Time: 7:00 PM
Admission: $200 pesos

Time and Space, the 2012 Countdown Festival
This music and dance festival starts in Mexico City, and then moves to Tulum for the second part. On the website, read the long list of DJ's and about Alex and Allyson Grey, the famous artist, who will be creating art on the spot. Find out all the details at the website,
Location: Tulum, Maya Riviera (exact location to be announced later)
Time: All day, December 20-22
Admission: Various... check the website


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