Indonesia paraders set records with 3,777 torches

AP News
Posted: Dec 11, 2011 3:02 AM
Indonesia paraders set records with 3,777 torches

Officials say 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.

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.