There's a popular rumor that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012 when a 5,125-year period known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close. But those in the real know say it's just like when your calendar hits the end of the year - you get a new one. But for those who take the most dramatic interpretation of the day, it has spurred fears of apocalypse, solar storms, meteors, polar realignments, UFOs and other doomsday predictions.
While conspiracy theorists are stocking up on supplies and survival gear and true believers are panicking, most will just recognize that the day is Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year - all excuses to have a party anyway.
The website Doomsday Party 2012, however, is suggesting a worldwide celebration extravaganza - just in case.
So what are your plans? Will you be throwing or attending an End of Days party on Friday? Or are you an optimist and planning a New Beginnings Party for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.