Published On: Fri, Mar 21st, 2014

Spring Equinox in Chichen Itza

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Kukulkan (The feathered snake) won the battle over Chaac (god of rain), on Thursday March 20th, in Chichen Itza, where 5,000 followers gathered in front of “El Castillo” to observe the Spring Equinox.

People came to observe this phenomenon from as far as Brazil, USA, China, Japan and Russia, among other countries. Between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors are expected today in this important archaeological site.

The Snake coming down the stairs, which is a phenomenon of light and shadow that takes place every year on the equinox, effect developed by Mayan architects centuries ago, could be seen yesterday at 16:30 hours, and it lasted approximately 15 minutes, the seven inverted triangles of light were perfect.

Archaeologist Marco Antonio Santos Ramirez , director of the archaeological site of Chichen Itza , said the tourist presence was increased compared to last year.

He added that every March 21st the number of people attracted by this event increases.

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