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Maya New Year will be celebrated on July 28-29

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On July 28 and 29, a group of Maya natives will carry out the Sacred Maya New Year Ceremony, organized by Botanical Gardens of Medicinal Plants of the Maya World in Yucatan (Jardines botánicos de plantas medicinales del mundo maya en Yucatán).

On July 26, the celebration in honor of Mother Earth will take place in Muna, a ceremony that the ancient Maya performed during the rainy season, which represented for them life and resurrection.

The ceremony dedicated to medicinal plants will take place on Saturday 28 in the town of Xcunyá, at the Doña Anselma botanic garden, from 11 am to 1 pm.

On Sunday 29, the Maya New Year Celebration the Man’ik Glyph, will start with the lighting of the New Fire, at the Mirador de Muna, Cactus Botanical Garden (Aluxes Museum), ecological park Casa de Dios Chac, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

Yucatecan independent journalist Alicia Oyoqui informed that this group of native Mayas has an ancestral, spiritual and current knowledge, reason why they decided to be unite and take a stand against the current situation of our world, that is living a crisis in terms of health, family, love and environmental care.

These Maya brotherhood posses a natural knowledge of different healing techniques, massages, and presentation of offerings in each ceremony. They are experts in medicinal healing plants, midwives, healers of spaces and people, and guardians of the environment, among others.

In honor of the ancient Maya, unique experiences are lived and in different parts of the world, the few remaining Maya meet to carry out their rituals every cycle of the Moon and especially every year to celebrate the Maya New Year.

“The event takes place thanks to its own resources and sometimes with the support of some agencies or private companies or local municipal governments. But most of the time, these festivities expenses are covered with resources of each of those who participate”, Oyoqui says.

The purpose of this group is the preservation of the culture and traditions of the ancient Maya of this region, the initiative is 100% nonprofit, and they are respectful of all kind of religions.

The purpose of the group is the preservation of the Maya traditions, but above all the great commitment to care for and honor our Mother Earth, and raise awareness of the great importance of  environmental care and the preservation of human values.

For more information on these activities call: 9991-10-70-69.

Source: yucatan.com.mx

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