Honduras Human Christmas Tree Breaks Guinness World Record


Thousands of Hondurans went down in history yesterday by setting a new Guinness world record for the largest human Christmas tree.

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The largest human Christmas tree, which has set a new Guinness World Record, at the Plaza La Democracia, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 1, 2014
Photo: Honduran Presidential Office

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

A smiling President Juan Orlando Hernandez received the certificate outside the presidential residence.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (right) receiving a certificate from Guinness World Record for World's Largest Human Christmas Tree, on December 1, 2014, at Plaza Democracy in the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa (Honduras ). With this human tree, which was comprised of 2,945 people, Honduras set a new Guinness World Record.  Photo: Honduran Presidential Office

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (right) receiving a certificate from Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Human Christmas Tree, on December 1, 2014, at Plaza Democracy in the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa (Honduras ). With this human tree, which was comprised of 2,945 people, Honduras set a new Guinness World Record.
Photo: Honduran Presidential Office

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.

Director of Guinness World Record for Latin America, Carlos Martinez, certifying the world's largest Human Christmas Tree, on December 1, 2014, at Plaza Democracy in the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). With this human tree, which was comprised of 2,945 people, Honduras set a new Guinness World Record.  Photo: Honduran Presidential Office

Director of Guinness World Record for Latin America, Carlos Martinez, certifying the world’s largest Human Christmas Tree, on December 1, 2014, at Plaza Democracy in the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). With this human tree, which was comprised of 2,945 people, Honduras set a new Guinness World Record.
Photo: Honduran Presidential Office

It was a bit of good news for the Central American nation gripped by poverty.

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