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Mayan ritual to celebrate the new solar year 5197

February 16, 2010

By: Ligia María

Translated from Spanish; original version below. If the link below does not work, is because the news service is making some changes.  It will be working shortly.

Versión original en Español, abajo

Guatemala January 11 th ,2010. Spiritual guides invocate to different forces of nature, to celebrate the ritual of the new solar year 5197.

Indigenous elders participated in a ritual in order to celebrate the beginning of the new Mayan year at the municipality of Salamá department of Baja Verapaz. There were other rituals in others municipalities too.

A Mayan ritual had taken place before the break of dawn, when it was dark and cold this past Saturday, corresponding to K’at (net, tangle). It is going to rule the next 360 days of the Mayan solar calendar 5197.

Before the ceremony the elders invoked the forces of nature, to their ancestors, to the four cardinal points, to the volcanoes, and to the sacred places inside and outside of the country.

For the ritual the elders used resin of trees, plants, bread, candles, food, salt, sugar, and other offerings. Then theyburned all of them after they invoked the forces of nature.


Spanish version.Versión en Español.


Guatemala 11 de Enero de 2010. Guías espirituales invocan a las diferentes fuerzas de la naturaleza, para celebrar el ritual del año nuevo solar 5197. Sacerdotes y sacerdotisas indígenas participaron en un ritual para celebrar el comienzo del Año Nuevo Maya, que tuvo lugar en Salamá, Baja Verapaz.

Puede encontrar esta noticia en español en el siguiente link. Si el link no funciona es porque la agencia de noticias está haciendo algunos cambios. Estará listo en dos semanas.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 19, 2010 7:22 pm

    Happy new year everyone!!

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