Welcome to Momostenango


Momostenango is noted for its adherence to the ancient Maya calendar and observance of traditional rites. The town's five main altars (including one opposite the church on the main plaza) are the scene of ceremonies enacted on important celestial dates, such as the summer solstice, the spring equinox, the start of the Maya solar year (known as El Mam, observed in late February), and Wajshakib' B'atz, the start of the 260-day tzolkin year. Should you be allowed access to these ceremonies, be sure to treat altars and participants with the utmost respect.


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