Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Hoo Oc To You!

Since I’m mildly obsessed with the Maya calendar system, I’ve been enforcing the celebration of our Maya birthdays around here. You can imagine how difficult that has been with children, especially since your birthday rolls around every 260 days!

Tomorrow is Hoo Oc (Five Dog), which happens to be Scott’s birthday. Look at how beautiful tomorrow's date is in its full glyphic expression:

It has been 1,870,870 days since the beginning of the Long Count calendar—the calendar that’s got everyone in a froth because it ends on December 12, 2012.

1,870,870 days down, 1130 days to go…

Want a pictograph of a special day? Click here!

3 comments:

Jennie Englund said...

That's a really great hiero!

Happy Birthday to Scott!

Robin said...

So...are you planning to go see the movie 2012??? The critics were harsh, but the "people" I know who've seen it loved it!

PJ Hoover said...

Wow, still over 1100 days to go. That seems like such a long time...