Wayeb is a period of five days additional to the 18 months of Maya calendar (360 days), said to be dangerous and detrimental to the people, usually staying home and avoiding any activity at risk during this time.


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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