Mayan doomsday 2012
According to the ancient Mayan civilisation, December 21, 2012, represents the end of a cycle in the Mayan long count calendar that begins in the year 3114 BC. It is the completion of 5,200 years counted in 13 baak t’uunes, a unit of time. One baak t’uune is equivalent to 144,000 days, or roughly 400 years. Doomsday believers expect a cataclysmic event to occur that day and end the world.
The Hong Kong couples who tied the knot on Doomsday
Is it romantic to get married on the day civilisation is supposed to end? Or is the marriage doomed?
SCMP.com asked Hong Kong's brides and grooms why they decided to get married on December 21, 2012 - the day many people believed the world would end based on the ancient Mayan prophecy.
Here's what they said...