Doña Laura Chinchilla sends her best wishes to one and all for the Christmas holidays. But, as she has done in the past, isn’t sticking around Costa Rica, preferring to spend “her vacation” in the exterior.

Her preferred vacation spot in the past has been Mexico, however, this year the location of where she will be spending her vacation is not yet known publicly.

All we know is that she left yesterday for Guatemala to partake in the the end B’ak’tun Mayan celebrations, to which she was invited. It is expected she will hang around Guatemala the weekend and then head out elsewhere.

The presidenta will be back in Costa Rica on December 31 and back to work on January 2.

Just in case you cared!

A baktun (properly b’ak’tun, Mayan pronunciation: [ɓakʼˈtun]) is 20 katun cycles of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. It contains 144,000 days, equal to 394.26 tropical years. The Classic period of Maya civilization occurred during the 8th and 9th baktuns of the current calendrical cycle. The current (14th) baktun started on — December 21, 2012 using the GMT correlation.

J. Eric S. Thompson stated that when a Long Count of is placed in the 9th baktun, the result is erroneous, such as placing the year 2009 in the 2nd millennium. However, that practice is so well established among Maya epigraphers and other students of the Maya that to change it would cause more harm than its perpetuation.[1]

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