Hondurans create world's largest human Christmas tree

  • AFP
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2014 13:47 IST

Thousands of Hondurans set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree on December 1.

“On behalf of the Guinness Book of World Records, it is a great pleasure to announce that today, 2,945 people of Honduras in Tegucigalpa, have broken the record for the world’s largest human Christmas tree,” said Carlos Martínez, company representative.

President Juan Orlando Hernandez received the certificate outside his residence. The former record holder had been Thailand, which in 2013, formed one with 852 children.

“It’s officially amazing,” Hernandez said after reading the document.

This came as a bit of good news for the Central American nation, which has been gripped by poverty and the world’s highest homicide rate.

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