The Aztec New Year in Mexico falls on March 12 every year. This year we are celebrating Matlactli ihuan Acatl Xihuitl, 11 Carrizo, 11 Reed — we celebrate our New Year.

We often imagine time as a linear concept, a straight line running from one point to another. But this is not the case in the circle of life in Mesoamerica. Mesoamerican timekeeping practices date far back, well before colonization, and are often misunderstood as antiquated.

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