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Today in Tzolkin Mayan Calendar System

5 CANE

I was once told that the highland Maya used to do their “blessing of the animals” on 5 Aj, though I have never actually seen this ceremony. I think it might be from the “grandparents’ time,” a tradition that even traditional folks seldom practice any more, though they all know about it. Aj is the day most commonly associated with “the home.” Many of us share our home with animals. They are part of us. This is the day to honor them, hear them, post on your own political causes about them, and if possible hang out with them. It is a day for the blessing of the animals.