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The2012 phenomenonwas a range ofbeliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events would occur on or around 21 December 2012.This date was regarded as the end-date of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the,and festivities took place on 21 December 2012 to commemorate the event in the countries that were part of the(,,, and), with main events atin Mexico andin Guatemala.
Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae were proposed for this date. Ainterpretation held that the date marked the start of a period during which Earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 21 December 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era.Others suggested that the date marked the end of the world or a similar catastrophe. Scenarios suggested for the end of the world included the arrival of the next, an interaction between Earth and the,or.
Scholars from various disciplines quickly dismissed predictions of cataclysmic events as they arose. Mayan scholars stated that noforecast impending doom, and the idea that the Long Count calendar ends in 2012 misrepresented Mayan history and culture.Astronomers rejected the various proposed doomsday scenarios aswhich is refuted by elementary astronomical observations.