Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Largest gathering of angels: Winnipeg breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
WINNIPEG, Canada -- A grand total of 1,275 Winnipeggers dressed as angels gathered in the field at Mulvey School, breaking the Guinness World Records world record of 1,039 previously held by Hauzenberg, Germany and setting the new world record for the Largest gathering of angels,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Angels gather to break a Guinness Record for the largest group of angels outside the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. Tuesday December 01, 2015. Winnipeg had 1275 angels, breaking Germany's record of 1039. Photo: Misericordia Health Centre Foundation (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest gathering of Santa Claus was achieved by 18,112 people during an event organised by Thrissur Citizenry & Thrissur Archdiocese (India) for Buon Natale Programme 2014 at Nagar Saktan Thampuran Ground, Thrissur, Kerala, India, on 27 December 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as nurses; it is 691 and was achieved by Dubai Health Authority (UAE) in Dubai, UAE, on 24 January 2014.
Canad Inns, Hotel Fort Garry and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority donated 1,200 sheets for the angel costumes, which Peerless Garments sewed into gowns.
The event kicked off the 20th anniversary of the Angel Squad, who collect donations for the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
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Most people making heart-shaped hand gestures: Carrefour Belgium