Since the beginning of new millennium superstitious people say that the apocalypse is close. The apocalypse was expected to take place in the New Year’s Eve of 2000 but it didn’t come. Although not everybody believed that the end of the world will come with the new millennium, many thought that chaos will spread around the world as computers crash because of date format. So the 01.01.00 was a very important day with many different meanings and expectations.
The 11/11/11 is another example of a day transformed into a worldwide event. The alignment of so many figures of 1 heated up the imagination of many individuals and this ordinary day became another apocalypse day. Some people took it even further say that on 11th November 2011 at 11:11 am the world will come to an end or at least something really bad will happen. Well, it didn’t.
The next day in which the apocalypse is expected to take place is December 21st, 2012. In the Maya calendar this specific day is considered the first day of a new whole cycle so December 20th will be the last day of the current cycle. For many this would mean the end of world as we know it therefore the apocalypse.
The scientists and the archeologists do not see 2012 as the year in which the world will end and consider that the Maya Long Count calendar marks 2012 as the year when another whole cycle will begin. The Maya calendar is a non-repeating base 20 calendar which has cycles of 144,000 days. Our calendar has 365 days so the start of a new Maya cycle would be like starting a new year.
In conclusion December 21st, 2012 is nevertheless a very mysterious and interesting day to live even if the world is not ending. As of the apocalypse date only time will tell when the world will come to an end.