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Predicted an scheduled events 
- 1 Januar — The warks o James Joyce will enter the public domain.
- 1 Januar - Poland will adopt the Euro as thair offeecial siller.
- 15 Januar — Presidential elections in Finland
- 23 Januar — Cheenae new year an scheduled new muin.lift abune 47°n 7°e at tue 2008 mar 25 1:52 this time o year is associate wi the watter-draigon in Cheenae astrology.the beauty o cheenae astrology
- 31 Januar — 433 eros, the seicont-lairgest Naur Yird Object on record (size 13x13x33 km) is expected tae pass the Yird at 0.1790 astronomical unit (~26.8 million kilometer; ~16.6 million mile). NASA studied Eros wi the Naur Shoemaker probe launched on 1996-02-17.near Yird object fact sheet
- 5 Februar — Super Bowl XLVI will be played.
- 6 Februar — Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her diamond jubilee. A series o festivities athort the Unitit Kinrick an the Commonweel o Nations will likely rin throu oot the year.
- 1 Aprile — The Unitit States census o 1940 is released tae the public.
- 15 Aprile - 100t anniversity o the sinkin o the R.M.S. Titanic
- 17 Aprile — the Unitit States will cede control o the militar o the Republic o Korea efter 50 years.
- 20 Mey — annular solar eclipse, a sunday.
- main - French preses election (if the incumbent's term hud normally finished in Mey).
- main - Irish general election is due tae be held if the current govrenment remains in office fur a foo term.
- 6 Juin — seicont an lest solar transit o the planit Venus o thes century; the next pair is predictit tae occur in 2117 an 2125 (see transit o venus, 2012).
- 9 Juin–1 Julie — 2012 European Fitbaa Championship will be played in Poland/Ukraine.
- Julie 1 — preses elections in mexico.
- Julie 27 — openin' ceremony o the 2012 Simmer Olympics begins in Lunnon at 7:30 pm UTC, 8:30pm bst.homepage - Lunnon 2012
- 12 August — closin' ceremony o the 2012 Simmer Olympics in Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick, a sunday.
- 29 August — start o the 2012 Simmer Paralympics
- 19 October — at 01:36 UTC, the Yird will be haem tae 'en billion fowk, accordin' tae the [[Unitit States Census Bureau|us census bureau
- 6 November — the Unitit States preses, senate, an hoose o representatives elections.
- 6 November — Puertae Rico general election
- 13 November — tot solar eclipse (visible in northren Australie an the sooth paceefic).
- 28 November — penumbral lunar eclipse
- 3 December — Jupiter oppositions.
- 21 December — the mesoamerican lang coont calendar, notably uised bi the Meya civilization amang ethers o pre-columbian mesoamericae, completes its thirteenth b'ak'tun cycle syne the calendar's meethical startin' point (equivalent tae 3114 bc August 11 in the proleptic gregorian calendar, accordin' tae the "gmt-correlation" jdn= 584283).see finley (2002), hooston (1989, pp. 49–51), miller an taube (1993, pp. 50–52), voss (2006, p. 138), wagner (2006, pp. 281–283). note 'at hooston 1989 mistakenly writes "3113 bc" (when "-3113" is meant), an miller an taube 1993's mention o "2 August" is a (presumed) erratum. the lang coont b'ak'tun date o thes startin' point (18.104.22.168.0) is repeated, fur the first time in a span o approximately fife,125 solar years. the significance o thes period-endin' tae the pre-columbian Meya themselves is unclear, an thaur is an incomplete inscription (tortuguero monument 6) 'at graphite loons thes date. it is also tae be foond carved oan the walls o the temple o inscriptions in palenque, whaur it functions as a base date frae which other dates ur computed.wagner (2006, p. 281; also nae weel.443). however, it is conjectured 'at thes main represent in the Meya belief system a transition frae the current creation warld intae the next.
- the 2012 winter solstice will also occur oan thes day at 11:11 UTC. Unitit States naval observatory (01/28/07). Yirds seasons: equinoxes, solstices, perihelion, an aphelion, 2000-2020.
- December 23 — the alternatife date fur the completion o the thirteenth b'ak'tun cycle in the Meya calendar, usin' a version o the gmt-correlation based oan a jdn o 584285 (a.k.a. the "astronomical" ur "loonsbury correlation"), which is supported by a smaller number o Meyanist researchers.after a modified proposal championed by floyd loonsbury; soorces 'at hae used thes correlation include hooston (1989, p. 51), an in particular schele an freidel (1990, pp. 430 it seq.). see also commentary by finley (2002), fa althoogh makin' an assessment 'at the "[584285 correlation yieldin' end-date o December 23] is noo mair aw the gang wi Meyanists", expresses a personal preference fur the 584283 correlation.
- 31 December — expiration o the Kyoto Protocol.
Unkent dates 
- Trinidad an Tobago will hauld their general elections.
- Jamaica will hauld its general elections.
- the replacement eastern span o the san francisco-oaklain bay bridge will open tae traffic, replacin' the auld eastern cantilever span 'at was damaged in the loma prieta earthquake in 1989, almost a quarter century (23 years) efter the span was damaged newbaybridge.org - the new eest span: history in the making
- India's 11t five-year plan (2007–2012) ends an the 12t a body (2012–2017) starts.
- the Unitit Kinrick will complete a 5-year process tae cease analogue television broadcasts region-by-region, wi meridian broadcasting, ITV Lunnon, tyne tees television an utv bein' the lest areas tae switch aff analogue.when is the digital tv switchowre? the different regions an dates
- Australie an Ireland will cease analogue tele broadcasts.
- californiaws ban oan the production o foie gras will tak' effect.
- NASA's new orion spacecraft will become fully operational fur International Space Station support flights.
- Cheenae is tae complete the construction o the Kuafu spacecraft.
- Freedom Touer in New York Ceety: construction will be finished.
- secht & soond magazine will conduct its tap ten films o aw-time poll fur the seventh decade syne 1952.
- the Hallandsas ridge tunnel will be completed, 17 years behin' the original plan.
- the Canberra class lecht aircraft carriers/large amphibioos ships, the lairgest ships ever tae be operated by the Ryal Australie Navy, will be in service.
- the sin will reverse its ain magnetic poles durin' 2012 as result o reachin' the end o the current 11-year sunspot cycle.the sin diz a flip
- the Canadian Navy recei'es the delivery o the first joint support ship.
Majur religioos holidays 
- Januar 7 — Christenmas day bi Julian calendar (celebrated bi eastern orthodox Christians) * Februar 1 — imbolc, a cross-quarter day (celebrated oan Februar 2 in some places)
- Februar 5 — Mawlid an nabi - Islam
- Mairch 8 — Pureem - Judaism
- Mairch 20 — sprin' equinox, also kent as ostara
- Aprile 7 — Passowre - Judaism
- Aprile 8 — Easter - christianity
- Mey 1 — Beltane, a cross-quarter day
- Mey 27 — Shavuot - Judaism
- Juin 17 — Lailat al miraj - Islam
- Juin 20 — Simmer solstice, also kent as midsimmer ur litha
- Julie 20 — Ramadan begins - Islam
- August 1 — Lammas, a cross-quarter day
- August 19 — Id al fitr - Islam
- September 17 — Rosh hashanah - Judaism
- September 21 — faa equinox, also kent as mabon
- October 1 — Sukkot - Judaism
- November 1 — Samhain, a cross-quarter day, neopagan Hogmanay an christian aw saints' day
- November 15 — Hogmanay - Islam
- December 9 — Hanukkah - Judaism
- December 21 — Winter solstice, also kent as yule
- December 25 — Christenmas
Metaphysical predictions 
2012 is sometimes claimed tae be a great year o spiritual transformation (ur apocalypse). mony esoteric soorces interprit the completion o the thirteenth b'ak'tun cycle in the lang coont o the Meya calendar (which occurs oan December 21 by the most widely held correlation) tae pure techt thaur will be a majur change in warld order. accordingly, several eclectic authors claeem 'at a majur, world-changin' event will tak' place in 2012:
- the 1997 beuk the bible code claims 'at, accordin' tae certain algorithms o the bible code, a meteur, asteroid ur comit will collide wi the Yird.
- the 2006 beuk 2012: the return o quetzalcoatl bi Daniel Pinchbeck discusses theories o a possible global awakenin' tae psychic connection bi the year 2012, creatin' a noosphere. other prophecies an apocalyptic writins an hypotheses fur thes year include:
- terence mckenna's numerological novelty theory suggests a point o singularity in which humankin' will gang ben a stoatin shift in conscioosness.
- some proponents o a peak oil catastrophe place majur events in 2012. richard see. duncan's book the peak o warld oil production an the road tae the olduvai gorge claims 'at the olduvai cliff will begin an permanent blackoots will occur worldwide. several studies predict a peak in oil production in ur aroond 2012.oil will be depleted sooner than the iea expects | energybulletin.nit | peak oil bark clearinghoosesolar the-day - homeTemplate:Deid link ==references tae 2012 in the erts ==
- methuselah's children (1941/1958) an time enaw fur love (1973) bi Robert A. Heinlein: a crucial meetin' o the howard families takes place, followin' the election o nehemiah scudder fur president o the usa. in baith novels, viewpoint character lazarus long is speart whit happened at thes meetin' as he is the lest livin' eyewitness; in baith novels he declines tae answer. nehemiah scudder establishes a religioos dictatorship in the usa.
- "domain" an "resurrection" bi authur Steve Alten: a feectional series 'at tells the events o the gabriel twins efter discoverin' the mystery behin' 2012.
- "2012: the war fur sools" bi authur Whitley Strieber is a feectional novel abit thee parallel warlds an the occurrences leadin' up tae December 21, 2012 in each as the walls atween them begin tae thin an allaw passage ben gateways tae the others.
- the invisibles ("the invisible kingdom," 1999–2000): the invisibles' "fictional" universe expands intae the meta-context o the "higher universe," possibly uir ain.
- "A Certain Shade o Green," a sang frae the Incubus album s.c.i.e.n.c.e., references 2012 in the followin' lines: aur ye gonna stain aroond till 2012 a.d.? / whit ur ye waitin' fur, a certain shade o green?. December 21, 2012 also appears tae be the date when the video fur the sang "warning" is supposed tae tak' place.
- Genesis's sang Get'em it bi Friday frae their 1972 album Foxtrot, sets "18/9/2012" (on the printed operistic-dialog lyrics) as the date when "genetic control" woods sit a heecht restriction oan human beings sae 'at twice as mony fowk coods fit oan real estate properties.
- "Pesky Solar Flares", bi Angie Strange haes lyrics relatin' tae coronal mass ejections occurrin' durin' the winter solstice o 2012. the sang was available as a free download oan the website o the aw the gang american conspiracy gab radio shaw coest tae coest am.
- the Hed Pe sang "i.f.o." (tae be foond oan their second, self-titled album), which is abit ufo sightings an governmental conspiracies tae cowre them up, references the year 2012: "prepaur tae meit yer maker in the skies ower the pyramids / check stonehenge / gang ask the Meyans / 2012 suin come / Ah will be waitin' sayin' Ah tauld ye sae / when the skies ur ripped open / an the mothership lands oan yer cynical ass".
- (hed) p.e. also references 2012 in "killin' time" frae their second album "broke". come twintie twal, come twal tribes, come twal strands, come twal li'es twal steps, twal months, twal drug dealers
- stones flin' records artist Dudley Perkins released his lp, entitled 'expressions (2012 a.u.)', in 2006
- the instrumental sang "December 21, 2012" bi Frodus, which appears as a b-side tae their best-sellin' 7" vinyl single o their devo cowre "explosions" (released 1997).
- the Anaal Nathrakh sang "Timewae Zero" is abit the apparent end o the warld oan December 21, 2012. the lyrics ur translated as "the 21st o December, 2012, the time will come"
- the A Day Tae Remember sang "Fest Forward Tae 2012" refers tae the warld endin' in 2012 as a warnin' fur friends tae dae somethin' tae prepaur.
- british nu-rae ootfit klaxons sin' abit apocalyptic horsemen in their sang "foor horsemen o 2012" frae the 2007 album myths o the near future.
- the sang "2012 — demise o the 5th sun" by the melodic death metal bain scar symmetry is a reference tae the year 2012. "fur the lines oan the fractal wae / fit the coorse o history / they're created tae wark as a body till the end / when the winter solstice comes / actualizin' the prophecy / the demise in 2012 realized"
- the testament sang "3 days in darkness", aff o the gaitherin' album is a sang abit 2012, an speaks o the Yird bein' swallowed in molten fire.
- vnv nation's album praise the fallen" has the subtitle "ptf 2012", which is also the nam o a track in the album, which seems tae be predominantly abit an upcomin' war. the sang, "honoor" starts wi the line, "passife fields, januar 2012..."
- heavy metal bain burnt by the sun's tois albums baith deal wi prophecies concernin' the year 2012.
- "2012" is the nam o the 2005 album by the experimental rock bain auld time relijun, an several songs make references tae ancient Meyan culture, sic' as "burial moond" an "the kin' o tint lecht."
- oan the bain hella's album There's nae 666 in ooter space thaur is a track called "2012 an coontless" in which the only words ur "there's nae 666 in ooter space" repeated.
- metal bain Ewigkeit's album Radio Ixtlan has a track entitled "life at palenque 2012" referencin' baith the Meyan calendar date an the site at which the temple o inscriptions whaur it is carved.
- canibus mentions the year 2012 an December 21, 2012 oan his poit laureate infinity vocals an oan his 2007 album fur whom the beat tolls.
- Doctor Who
- "dalek," 2005: a dalek breaks loose under the utah salt plains, an plans tae kill every livin' hin' oan the yird.
- The x-files ("the truth," 2002): oan December 22, aliens invade the Yird.
- Shadowrun: wi the sixth Meyan warld beginning, magic returns tae the warld in an event called "the awakenin'."
- escape 2012: the player's mission is tae escape frae alien captivity.
- in Dark•matter, a campaign settin' fur the alternity an d20 modern roleplayin' games, the institute 'at the protagonists belang tae believe 'at 2012 will be the end o the warld.
- s.t.a.l.k.e.r — shadaw o chernobyl is sit in thes year
- Psychic force 2012 is sit durin' thes year.
- in Universe at war: earth assault, the hierarchy invasion oan the Yird begins.
- an in-gam document frae the secrit world contains the date 2012 circled an underlined but the significance o thes is yit unkent.
- in Shattered union, ye.s. president david jefferson adams accepts his second term in office efter the supreme coort disqualifies aw other presidential candidates.
- a body o the dual storylines in assassin's creed is sit in 2012
- events o mega cheil iii, mega man's soccer, wily an right's rockboard an mega cheil v ur sit in thes year.
- a body o the puzzles later oan in la mulana (a freewaur pc gam based oan mony o the older msx games released) states ye need tae 'walk the end year o the aztec's fifth age.' the player main 'en lecht only the torches o the gates 'at correspond tae the numbers in the year '2012'.
- argüelles, josé (1987). the Meyan factor: path beyond technology. bear & company.
- argüelles, josé (2002). time an the technosphaur, the law o time in human affairs]. bear & company.
- argüelles, josé/valum votan (2004). livin' ben the closin' o the cycle, a survival guide oan the road tae 2012. law o time press.
- drosnin, michael (1997). the bible code. new york, ny: toochstain press.
- finley, michael (2002). the correlation question. the real Meya prophecies: astronomy in the inscriptions an codices. Meya astronomy. Retrieved on 4 Juin 2007. . :hancock, graham. (1995) fingerprints o the gods. new york, ny: thee rivers press.
- hooston, stephen d. (1989). readin' the past: Meya glyphs. Lunnon: british museum publications.
- joseph, lawrence e. (2007). apocalypse 2012: a scientific investigation intae civilization's end. new york: morgan road books.
- miller, mary, ain karl taube (1993). the gods an symbols o ancient mexico an the Meya. Lunnon: thames an hudson. :morrison, grant, an varioos artists (1995–2000) the invisibles, vol. yin issues 1–25, vol. tae issues 1–22, vol. thee issues 12–14. new york, ny: vertigo comics. :pinchbeck, daniel. (2006) 2012: the return o quetzalcoatl. new york, ny: penguin crew. :satinowre, jeffrey, m.d. (1997) crackin' the bible code. new york, ny: harpercollins press.
- schele, linda, an david freidel (1990). a forest o kings: the untauld story o the ancient Meya. new york: william morraw. :stray, geoff. (2005) beyond 2012: catastrophe ur ecstasy. sussex uk: vital signs publishin'.
- voss, alexander (2006). “astronomy an mathematics”, nikolai grube (ed.): Meya: divine kings o the rain forest, eva eggebrecht an matthias seidel (assistant eds.), cologne: könemann press, pp.130–143.
- wagner, elizabeth (2006). “Meya creation myths an cosmography”, nikolai grube (ed.): Meya: divine kings o the rain forest, eva eggebrecht an matthias seidel (assistant eds.), cologne: könemann press, pp.280–293. Template:Ref indent-end
See Finley (2002), Houston (1989, pp. 49–51), Miller and Taube (1993, pp. 50–52), Voss (2006, p. 138), Wagner (2006, pp. 281–283). Note that Houston 1989 mistakenly writes "3113 BC" (when "-3113" is meant), and Miller and Taube 1993's mention of "2 August" is a (presumed) erratum. The Long Count b'ak'tun date of this starting point (22.214.171.124.0) is repeated, for the first time in a span of approximately 5,125 solar years. The significance of this period-ending to the pre-Columbian Meya themselves is unclear, and there is an incomplete inscription (Tortuguero Monument 6) that records this date. It is also to be found carved on the walls of the Temple of Inscriptions in Palenque, where it functions as a base date from which other dates are computed.Wagner (2006, p. 281; also ill.443). However, it is conjectured that this Mey represent in the Meya belief system a transition from the current Creation world into the next.