December 2012 Solstice Celebration
On December 21, 2012, come be a part of history as we celebrate the completion of the Mayan Long-Count Calendar, representing the ending of the great cycle of the 13th B’ak’tun, a period of almost 52 years. This day has been anticipated by the native people of Belize for centuries. Contrary to popular myth, it does not signify the end of time, but the new beginning of a new calendar. Such a monumental event only comes around every 52 years, so don’t miss it!
Spend the day with us exploring phenomenal Mayan sites throughout the region such as Xunantunich, Lamanai, the ATM Cave, and Tikal.
You can also experience Mayan ruins in a whole new way by joining us for a horseback ride to the Punta de Cacao ruins on the Gallon Jug property. Archeological walks of the Chan Chich Mayan ruins are also available.
In the evening, we will host a celebration in the upper plaza of our Mayan ruins, including traditional food and drinks. A ceremony will be held to honor Mayan history in Belize as well as the history of Chan Chich. Following the ceremony will be a festival and display. Join us in the heart of the “La Selva Maya” to mark the end of the Mayan Long-Count Calendar and the beginning of the new era.