Christmas Tree Set by…… 852 Children!!! Thailand

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Dressed in red, green and black hoodies, 852 Thai students broke the Guinness World Record for forming the largest human Christmas tree in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

creative human christmas tree BANGKOK (AP) — Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit.

One of the country’s largest shopping malls arranged a publicity stunt involving 852 schoolchildren dressed in green and red hoodies to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree. They outdid a German record of 672 participants in 2011.

Thai children form largest human Christmas tree
To the relief of parents, and the chagrin of a few teenagers, the children were not hoisted onto a human pyramid shaped like a conifer.

It was more an exercise in crowd control, grouping the assembled 6- to 15-year-olds into a tree-like formation on the ground.

“I kind of thought we’d get to stand on each other’s shoulders,” said 13-year-old Nattakit Liewkulnattana. Like most participants at the event, he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. He wasn’t sure whose birthday the holiday marks (“Santa Claus?”) but was excited to take part in a world record, and maybe get something in return.

“I want presents!” the teen said. All participants got to keep their hoodies.

The record was set in 15 minutes, 29 seconds.

Guinness representative Fortuna Burke certified the feat, counting on a clicker as children filed onto an outdoor verandah at Siam Paragon mall, the event’s organizer. Once in place, the children waved as a drone flew overhead to capture aerial images.

Although Christmas does not appear on Thai calendars and is a regular workday, hotels and shopping malls decorate starting in mid-November for what is a big shopping season during Thailand’s peak tourism months.

via: sfgate.

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