New Delhi: Even though the world was in panic for several years over the Mayan apocalypse prophecy but it has turned out to be a boon for the tourism sector.

Doomsday rage is drawing huge crowd of its believers in tourism regions especially influenced by the Mayan culture. Considering December 21 as the last day of life on Earth, tourists in large numbers are thronging in Mayan influenced Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to live all their wishes before they die.

As per the reports, special sound and light arrangements at heritage spots are being made to attract tourists and spread the preaching of Mayan culture.

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The reports suggest that the influx of tourists are not only higher in Mayan influenced regions but across the globe. Leaving aside the doomsday fears, people are visiting their favourite destinations whether global or domestic to enjoy the fullest before they die.

Alto Paraiso, a village in Brazil, which is famous for its fairy tales superstitious believes, have witnessed huge tourist inflow, say media reports.

End of Earth?

The Mayan apocalypse prophecy that ‘December 21, 2012’ is the doomsday which will mark the end of this world had been creating a rage across the globe for several years. However, NASA has dismissed the predictions citing that the day will be just the end of an era of age-old Mayan Calendar.

After a thorough study of the predictions of Mayan Calendar on possibility of the Earth ending on December 21, 2012, the NASA scientists have concluded that 21st December 2012 will be nothing more than a normal December solstice.

“There is simply no scientific evidence to support any claims of an apocalypse on Earth in December 2012,” the research said.

The scientists also dismissed the theories about planetary alignments leading to an apocalypse on

Earth on December 21, 2012. The research said that no planetary alignments have been forecasted in the next few decades. But even if such an event occurs, it will have a negligible effect on the Earth.
Countless theories suggesting the end of the Earth have surfaced time and again. But the reality that the Earth has a bigger life span persisted.

Before December 21, ‘May 21, 2011’ was predicted as the last day of the earth.

The Mayan Calendar of Guatemala has a totally different story to tell. According to an unknown edition of the calendar, there is no threat to the planet and the human civilization for the next several decades.

Mayan Civilization

The Mayan calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and in many modern communities in highland Guatemala, Mexico and some others.

The Mayan civilization dates back to 300 BC to 500 BC.

The calendar moves in cycles with the last cycle ending in December 2012. Hence, it is often interpreted that the world will end on 21 December 2012, at 11:11 UTC.

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