Maya calendars

Maya calendars

Maya calendars - A system of calendars consisting of several cycles (counts) of different lengths with the Tzolkin, a 260-day count and the Haabʼ, a 365-day count. Both form a synchronized cycle lasting for 52 Haabʼ: the Calendar Round. Used by pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and by modern groups in the Guatemalan highlands.


Calendriers mayas - Un système de calendriers consistant en plusieurs cycles (comptes) de différentes longueurs avec le Tzolkin, un compte de 260 jours et le Haabʼ, un compte de 365 jours. Les deux forment un cycle synchronisé d'une durée de 52 Haab'. Utilisé en Méso-Amérique précolombienne ainsi que par des groupes contemporains figurant sur les hauts plateaux guatémaltèques.

Haab

The solar calendar or Haab consisted of 18 months of 20 days each, which adds up to 360 days, plus an additional month of five days at the end of the year known as the Wayeb. Each day is represented by a number in the month followed by the name of the month.

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