You’ve seen the movie “2012”, right? If not, let me summarize it for you: Mayans predict the world will end in 2012. John Cusack. Natural disasters. Harrowing journey around the world. Los Angeles sinks into the Pacific Ocean. You get the idea.
So, what does this have to do with CoEd? Well, we have decided to embrace the end of the world at this year’s Fall Fiesta: Mysteries of the Mayan Calendar. Don’t miss the last Fall Fiesta EVER!Live out your last days on earth in luxury by winning a trip to Seabrook Island, South Carolina!
Ok, fine. The world might not actually be ending. In fact, the Mayans never predicted the end of the world, simply the end of their long count calendar. This long count system allowed the Mayans to differentiate between cycles, meaning that when the Mayan calendars “reset” (as in the year 2000 for us), they would start a new cycle while keeping count of how many old ones had passed.
The Mayans weren’t concerned about the end of the world; their culture focused more on finding the beauty and significance in each day. Historians note that there is no evidence proving the Mayans believed the world would come to an end in 2012. What we do know is that the Mayans greatly celebrated the end of a cycle, just like what is going to happen on December 21, 2012. So let’s not worry about the end of the world, but be like the Mayans and celebrate life and the transition into a new era!
What will you be doing to celebrate the new Mayan era?