|The Native Bolivian American tribe the Aymara celebrate the new year across Bolivia with people gathering before sunrise on June 21st to welcome it in (Reuters/AP via BBC.com).|
|Andes Mountains, Bolivia, Cuernos del Paine from Lake Pehoé (Miguel Vieira/wiki)|
|Members of the indigenous South American Aymara group traditionally raise their hands to receive the first rays of sun on the morning of June 21st (AP via BBC.com)|
|The future is behind us say Aymara (BBC)|
Two years ago, the clock on the facade of the Congress in La Paz was reversed so that its hands turned left [counter-clockwise] and the numbers were inverted to go from 1 to 12 anti-clockwise. The government dubbed it "clock of the south."
|Time is fluid and a consensus reality|
- [EDITORIAL: As Wisdom Quarterly has explained: A day is 24 hours, a week is 7 days, a month is 4 weeks; therefore, a month is 28 days (4x7) and should be called a moonth, meaning it has all of the moon's phases (full, half, and two quarter moons). There are 13 months in a year because 13 [not 12] x 28 = 364 days. The 365th day is New Year's Day, a day of reflection and transition looking back and ahead, when Earth renews: spring.]
On Tuesday, many Bolivians celebrated the arrival of the year 5,524.
|It's cold for winter solstice in the Andes even as atmosphere erodes and sun worsens (BBC).|