The MEXICO Report
The purpose of the decree recognizing and declaring the year 2012 as “Year of the Mayan Culture”, is to set the basis so that this year could be identified at the national and international levels.
The decree also appointed a ‘Year of Mayan Culture’ Planning, Development and Promotions Committee, which will be responsible for designing the programs through which the activities, events, actions, expressions, anniversaries and other projects will be carried out to enhance and celebrate the Mayan Culture.
The Committee will be presided by the Governor of the State of Yucatan and the State Secretary of Tourism, and will promote participation by all inhabitants of the state, coordinating activities with the different municipalities, State educational and cultural institutions of the State, and the private and social sectors to assure that “2012 – Year of the Mayan Culture” is celebrated by all.
This initiative will also bring more investments to Yucatan as it recognizes the Mayan Culture at world level, always considering the integration and participation of all Yucatecans.
This decree also reinforces the activities of the State Department of Tourism, carried out under its vocation as a cultural destination at the international level; sharing, contributing and coordinating strategies with its brother and neighbour states of Campeche , Chiapas , Quintana Roo and Tabasco which together form the Mundo Maya region. It also provides for the coordination of activities with the Federal Department of Tourism and the Mexican Tourism Promotional Council designed around the different expectations around the world of the true meaning of the year 2012; and above all in favour of the great Mayan culture, its vast ancestral knowledge, and the pride and dignity of its inhabitants.
The Mayas, Living Culture of México
“We are before the great period of our times which will reveal in all its splendour the heritage of the Mayan culture and show mankind that the men and women who live in the Mundo Maya region continue to share the wisdom of their ancestors and the time has arrived…”