Jakarta Parade of Torches set Guinness World Record

… Thousands of people from 50 countries have set two new world records by parading with more than 3,700 flaming torches in Indonesia’s capital.

Torch procession as a symbol of hope and prayer.

Organizer Yamal Hasmanan of Freedom Faithnet Global said Sunday that officials from Guinness World Records presented participants with certificates for the largest torch-lit image formed by people and for the largest torch-lit parade.

He says his group organized Saturday’s 3,777-torch procession as a symbol of hope and prayer.

The group is also holder of a Guinness record for the largest number of floating lanterns sent aloft, with 10,318 launched into the sky simultaneously in December 2009.

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Categories: Asia, Indonesia

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