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Video Pick: Experience the Solstices in Maya Belize

In Belize, the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) has sent out open invitations to the world for those who would be interested in celebrating, along with the Maya of Belize, the coming of the solstice.

Ambergris Today, along with about 60 people from Belize, Canada and the United States took advantage of the invitation and experienced a glorious event that carried much significance in our day and age. The event took place on March 20 – 21, 2012 – The Spring Solstice at the Caracol Maya Site in the Cayo District.

Experience the Maya world like never before and like very few have the opportunity to. This event is a once in a lifetime experience for any visitor, to not only take part in a momentous occasion in both Maya and Belize history, but to live the wonders of a Maya site at night.

Maya Spring Equinox at Caracol Maya Site, Belize

The Maya site of Caracol is the first venue of four overnights of camping, music, presentation, and history to commemorate the ending of the 13 Baktun on December 21, 2012. Camp on the Maya plaza at the base of a temple, eat authentic Maya food, experience the ascent of the ruins at night and immerse yourself deep into the jungles of Belize. The remaining overnights shall take place on the following three other dates to coincide with the annual solstices and equinoxes:

June 20-21
September 21-22
December 20-21

Providing a two-hour tour of the site is Belize’s leading archaeologist, Dr. Jaime Awe, who first began working on this site during the 1970’s.

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