Experience the awakening of a new era 12 / 21 / 2012
The date that has generated more concern and interest in the world is undoubtedly the date that marks the Mayan calendar for December 21, 2012 since it symbolizes the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
We are ready to receive this day with an exclusive celebration filled with music, dance, food and culture in a big party to celebrate the arrival of this promising occasion. There is no better place to welcome the new dawn than Punta Sur, located at the East end and the first place to receive the rays of the rising sun.
This event is by invitation only and is a unique opportunity to celebrate the new b’ak’tun in the land of the mayas. Guests will be transported via ferry to the Garrafon Park, a place of natural beauty in Isla Mujeres. At midnight, festivities will begin with performances and folkloric dancers, rich gastronomy and cultural events. As the light begins to warm up the sky, the guests will enjoy the privilege of seeing the Sun on the sea of Punta Sur, the site of the ancient Mayan Temple of Ixchel, Goddess of the Moon and love.
This event commemorates the end of a cycle in the Mayan calendar and celebrates the new beginning of an era. It is an expected date by those who want to live in a more human era.
One of the great concerns of man is time, for the ancients Mayans, time is cyclical and it is intimately linked to the cosmos. An emblematic date within the Mayan Calendar is December 21, 2012, which represents calendar repetition from the beginning of his era. That date that marks a great cycle of 13 Baktuns represents a total of 1 870 000 suns since the mythical beginning of the Mayan era. This important date is marked with the day 4 Ahau, the Sun, the start of the Mayan era and the beginning of a new cycle.
Punta Sur is a place where ancient villagers made offerings to the goddess Ixchel, besides being a place of much importance for the observation of the cosmos, for the day and the night, as well as to guide the navigators. Being this date so important for the Mayan cosmogony by the conclusion of a period of time and the beginning of another, Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres becomes an obligatory stage to receive the first rays of the Sun for this so long-awaited beginning of a new era.
Armando Manzanero, musician with international fame, was born in the city of Mérida, Yucatán. With its unique style he has taken his music as ambassador of México to the rest of the world. He has written more than 400 songs, of which more than 150 have been internationally acclaimed. Without a doubt he is one of the representatives of Latin music and modern bolero and whose songs are still being listened over and over again.
An essential part of the cultural identity of a people is the food, heritage of civilizations. The Mayan people retains a very own kitchen with a unique and delicious flavor within their traditions in their dishes, whose predominant ingredient is corn. Within the delicious dishes we can find the Cochinita Pibil, the famous Poc Chúuk, the panuchos, the salbutes or lime soup among others.
Rituals and ceremonies
Rituals and Mayan ceremonies constitute a fundamental practice of cultural, religious and spiritual identity of the Mayas. They were a mean to charge with positive energy and clean of negative energy; they also were carried out in order to pay offerings as a sign of gratitude, to welcome and to celebrate important dates like this one that gives birth to a new era.