Located into the northeastern corner of Central America between Mexico`s Yucatan peninsula and the Petén forests of Guatemala, Belize offers some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the Caribbean.
The country actually consists of marginally more sea than land, with the dazzling turquoise shallows and cobalt depths of the longest barrier reef in the Americas just offshore. Belize is recognized worldwide as being part of the Mayan Civilization. On December 21st, 2012, the Mayan long count calendar completes its 13th great cycle or Baktun after nearly 52,000 years. The end of a cycle was considered to be a great cause for celebration, as the gods had blessed the Mayan people with continued life and health, and allowed a new age to begin. It will be marked by yearlong celebrations in Belize that will include sporting events, cultural shows and a variety of traditional ceremonies and rituals. These fantastic events will focus attention on both the achievements of the ancient Maya and their cultural contributions to the modern nation of Belize.
Sunday, March 25th 2012 TOJ: Maya Day 2012
The series of events will conclude with the grand Maya Day at Tumul K’in Center of Learning. The day’s event will kick off at with a Maya spiritual ceremony. On display will be Tumul K´in student exhibitions, crafts displays and information booths (traditional medicine, intercultural education, traditional agriculture, Maya language, etc.) Live marimba and harp music, cultural competitions, demonstrations, cultural food and lots of games and presentations