The Maya Today
The Maya civilization and culture used to cover most of the Mesoamerican region. Now most of the Maya have blended in with the modern cultures of the area.
There are few Mayans today due to the fact that the Guatemalan government wanted to destroy the Mayan culture. But there are still more than 6 million who live mostly in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Even though they still wear their ancient clothing styles, the also like to wear new and modern clothes. In Mayan villages you'll find cars and trucks on the road. They have schools and some Catholic churches. Most homes have radios and electricity. Some villages even have movie theaters, gas stations and taverns. Mayans still learn about their ancestors and their ancient number system and heiroglyphics. Many of them prefer to be part of the Mayan minority then blend in with the others in their country.
There are still some priests who understand the ancient calendar. People come to these Daykeepers to know about baby names, wedding dates and other special occasions.