Mayan calendar

United States
January 28, 2010 11:59am CST
Having just stumbled across it, I think it is fascinating. They don't have leap years, but they do have a day every year called the day out of time. It's kind of like new years for us. Every day has different meanings and birthdays have different meanings. So I guess it's kinda like astrology in a way. I've been thinking about adopting this calendar into my life. At first I thought it was gonna be very hard but their calendar is the same year after year and you can find images online of hybrid calendars so you can still keep track of your appointments. Have you ever thought about using this calendar?
5 responses
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
28 Jan 10
Hi Amie, I have come across this calendar before while researching an article about 2012. I learned that it is much more accurate than the calendar we use today which is called a Julien Calendar.
• United States
29 Jan 10
I would tend to agree with that. The Mayan people were very smart and in tune with nature. Makes me wonder sometimes if the world would be a better place if we kept more of their values.
• Canada
29 Jan 10
Just last night they were talking about them and 2012 on "The Nostradomus Effect" If they're calendar is accurate, then the world looks to be in for a nasty surprise. Sun storms, astroids, nuclear attacks....
@LaurenInLA (2271)
• United States
28 Jan 10
You piqued my interest about this calendar but as a practical matter it is virtually impossible to use a calendar that no one else is using. It would simply complicate a life that I've already over complicated myself but it interests me from a historical perspective.
@ab48726 (156)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I agree. The Mayan calander is actually an amazing piece of work. From what I understand it has been accurate over two thousand years to just a couple hours (or something like that). It is quite amazing how they organized everything into cycles, and even more amazing that the cycles revolve around living off of the land. In fact they say that the largest cycle (something like 25,000 years) is actually our solar system's revolution around the axis of the galaxy! But would it be practical to use this in everyday life? Sure, if you lived like the Maya did. I guess you could integrate the cycles into the calendar we use, kind of like astrology.
• United States
29 Jan 10
That's exactly what I thought. But there are many calendars out there that show you what day it is by both calendars. I kinda think of it like a personal development calendar. Today is Jan 29 or blue solar monkey which is about bringing out your inner child.
• Romania
28 Jan 10
I don't find any point in using this calendar. It's much faster and more reliable to use the normal one.
• India
28 Jan 10
i just don't believe in this Mayan calendar and all,it's all fake in my view ,because no one can't predict that what is going to happen in future ,it's all faith in god ,i just believe only almighty god not this calendar ,because the almighty god only knows everything ,so this is my view about this topic and have a nice day mylotter.
• India
28 Jan 10
It is very complex and not a practical.