The Popol Vuh is declared Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

The Popol Vuh is declared Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

The sacred book of the Maya, the Popol Vuh (Council Book or Community Book in K'iche'), Where they are collected legends of the k`iche ’, the mayan people demographically majority in Guatemala and has enormous spiritual and historical value, as it narrates not only the origin of the world, but also civilization and comments on the natural phenomena with which we coexist on a daily basis.

For these reasons, the Government of Guatemala has decided declare the Popol Vuh as Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Nation, a nomination that was made official last Monday through a decree.

This joins the various celebrations and activities that will take place this year in almost all of Mesoamerica, because this year, December 21, ends on 13 B’aktun, Besides the completion of a 5,200-year cycle and the beginning of a new era, according to the Mayan calendar.

Here we leave you the link to read the Popol Vuh.

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