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Chinese, Hopi, Hindus, Aztec
The Mayan Calendar only had 260 days, not 360. If you need to correct people, correct them right.
Days extended as our orbit around the Sun has changed and extended.
You can bet that someone will troll this date to make something happen. I can think of a few reasons off the top of my head how social programming might benefit from all the New age nonsense people are ripe and willing to follow blindly if something just so happens to occur on that date....
Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by anon29
The OP contained a number of factual errors such as cultures other than the ancient Maya making reference to this day.
Spiritual texts in some traditions suggest that these pole reversals happen every 26,000 years and that the north and south pole have switched before more than once.
It is a natural cycle when Earth goes above and below the galactic equator every 26,000 years. It takes 26,000 years for this solar system to make one full orbit around the galactic center. Each time it does this it goes through the galactic equator and the Earth's poles reverse. This happens back and forth every 26,000 years.
The solar pole shift will happen again in 2012 exactly.