12.2012

Happy December! Winter in the north, Summer in the south and a solstice on December 21 that according to Maya concludes Baktún 13 and a new Long Count begins. Other big events include Christmas and the celebration of Radish Night (Noche de Rabanos) two nights before in Oaxaca. We greet friends in Quito who celebrate the foundation of their big city and wave to our friends on the highest mountain tops as the world celebrates International Mountain Day.

December 5 International Volunteer Day

December 6 Foundation of QuitoEcuador (1534)

December 10 Terra Madre Day (also see Slow Food)

December 11 International Mountain Day

December 12 Guadalupe Day

December 21 or 22 Solstice

December 23 Radish Night (Mexico)

December 25 Christmas Day

December 26 Boxing Day

December 28 Día de los InocentesMexico (equivalent to April Fool’s Day in the USA)

December 31 New Year’s Eve

Oaxaca Calendar 2012: December

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