GUATEMALA CITY - The director of "Oxlajuj Ajpop" meaning 13 and Qiche language authority, Felipe Gomez, told Efe that this celebration will be organized parallel to the government to change the new Mayan calendar known as "Backtun 13".
Between 18 and 21 December there will be a celebration next spiritual, social and scientific holy cities of the ancient Maya as Saq Ulew, Huehuetenango; Qumarkaj, Quiché, Iximché, Chimaltenango; Kaminal Jiyu, Guatemala and Tikal, Peten.
Also in natural places saqbribal Chu, Quiché, Pa Sun, Chimaltenango, Balam Abaj, Solola; Tzunun, Petén and Chi Itzam Qana Batz, Alta Verapaz, said.
"We try to motivate communities and villages to celebrate an event differently according to the principles of the Maya worldview," said Gomez.
The celebration will be a time for reflection, harmonization and family balance, in order to identify individual and collective purposes that seek to transform the country, he added.
According to Gomez, "Oxlajuj Ajpop", built 20 years ago, is not opposed to promoting the government is doing to celebrate the change of the Mayan calendar, but questions that will be holding events in sacred places, because "it would be a desecration" .
Among others, the government has announced a major celebration in Tikal, ancient cradle of Mayan civilization, to welcome the "Backtun 13".
Gomez said that the government and the Ministry of Culture, are free to promote this event, but said they must first meet the demands of the Maya.
"It makes no sense a party or a show if the executive does not meet our demands as supporting a law to protect the holy places," he noted.
According to Gomez, the celebration of "Backtun 13" is "a great opportunity for Mayan and Garifuna speak Ladino xincas to work together on a project to transform the country."
This event, stressed, Maya invites to the study and research of the scriptures, and the management and interpretation of time from the thinking of our ancestors to make profound changes in the personal, family and community so that there is balance between humans and nature.
Courtesy Prensa Libre
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