Honduras got itself into the Christmas spirit in record breaking style earlier this month with a successful attempt at the Largest Human Christmas Tree world record.
Formed by 2,945 volunteers and government employees, the huge human tree was formed at the Democracy Plaza of the Presidential House in the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Participants dressed in green and red gave shape to the Christmas tree, while others donned yellow outfits to form the star-shaped light on top.
In line with Guinness World Records guidelines, the tree remained motionless for over six minutes after which the participants were invited to join in Christmas festivities held by the government.
Organised by the government’s Youth Office, the attempt aimed to bring a moment of peace to the population by celebrating the Christmas spirit.
Following confirmation that a record had been set by a Guinness World Records adjudicator, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who promoted the initiative, was presented with an official certificate.
"Honduras is a country that loves peace and wants to live in peace," Hernandez emphasized, adding that with the largest human Christmas tree it was serving as an example to the world.
The president, who was accompanied by his two daughters, along with Legislative Assembly Chairman Mauricio Oliva, thanked everyone who made the successful attempt possible.
The celebrations were marked by performances from renowned local artists and musical groups, along with food and Honduran handicrafts.
The attempt beat the previous record of 1,982 people set by a community in Argentina last year.