Today’s events include:
Today’s focus: Aztec New Year
Believed to fall on March 12 at sunrise, but there is some uncertainty of this because of differing versions of the Gregorian calendar. Recent and more accepted versions have the date falling on February 22.
Some Nahua communities in Mexico still celebrate the March 12 date by lighting pitch-pine candles on the eve of the new year, as well as having fireworks, drumming and singing.
Daily Trivia: Due to its isolation, a third of the plant life on the island of Socotra (Yemen) is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.