The spring equinox is a beautiful time anywhere, but especially in Mexico, there are some places that excel in charm, beauty and spiritual strength.
On Wednesday, Tom posted about the spring Equinox at Chichen Itza, and yesterday about welcoming the spring in Playa del Carmen.
The following are a few more of the key places where people gathered for spiritual enlightenment, beauty or simply for the pleasure of seeing the sunrise on the first day of spring:
Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan – an Aztec city just north of Mexico City
El Tajin Pyramid, in Veracruz, on the Golf of Mexico
Dzibilchaltun Pyramid, Yucatan
I hope that next year, you can make it to one of these magical places to welcome the spring!
-by Bea Lozano
Although the true Equinox was yesterday (March 20 this year,) in most parts of Mexico people continue to celebrate on the 21st every year. This morning, across the country, people gathered at ancient pyramids, beaches or other beautiful and meaningful places to welcome the spring at sunrise.
Yesterday, I wrote about Chichen Itza, one of the most exciting places to celebrate the equinox.
Today, let’s take a look at what took place right here in Playa del Carmen on the beach:
Finally, just one more nice picture of Chichen Itza on the equinox, in which you can see the snake shape clearly on the steps, with the head of the snake at the base:
Tomorrow, we will see pictures of celebrations around Mexico.
-by Thomas Lloyd
If you have ever been to the beautiful Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza, you know that it is a place full of magic. This is even more true on the Spring Equinox (which is tomorrow) when the sun creates a snake-shaped shadow crawling up the main staircase.
Here’s a picture that friend took last year:
Actually, it’s probably better to say “science” than “magic.” Apparently the ancient Mayans were very advanced in the sciences of astronomy and movements of the planets, etc. What remains a mystery is why they abandoned their beautiful, advanced cities even before the Spanish arrived.
Here’s one more picture:
If you can ever plan to be in Chichen Itza for the spring Equinox, I highly recommend it!
– by Thomas Lloyd