For the May 20 Solar Eclipse, many Navajos will not eat nor look at the sky
By: NP staff | thenavajopost.com | May 20
Native Americans have many taboos or different stories told by there grandparents of a solar eclipse, but for the older Navajos it will mean no eating or drinking anything when the solar eclipse is in progress and no looking at the eclipse.
On May 20, Sunday Science experts say a ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse will occur and will be seen in Northern parts of Arizona, Utah, the Slooh Space Camera, for example, Fox News reported it will stream live feeds from telescopes in Japan, California, Arizona, and New Mexico, starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT
It will be a rare occurrence and it only happens on a rare occasion. Many Navajo Traditional believers say it’s because of 2012, the year of great change. The Mayans calender ends on December 21, 2012, but so far 2012 has been quite, except for some civil unrest with protesters across the Nation.
As the eclipse occur, experts say it will not become a total darkness, some will not even notice the event. Many solar eclipse parties will be held, some even taking it to a street party, serving hot dogs and live music.