A shopping mall in the Philippines has kicked-off its annual mid-autumn “Mooncake” festivities by unveiling the Largest display of origami lanterns.
The record-breaking construction, which was hung from the ceiling of the Lucky Chinatown mall in Manilla, takes the form of a spectacular dragon.
Made out of 19,552 individual red and yellow paper cubes, the incredible display was designed to embody power, strength and good luck.
The iconic Mooncake festival is a celebration marked by praying for a prosperous future and so local schools, organisations, families and shoppers were invited to visit the mall to write a wish on one of the paper lanterns.
With the help of the public, the "Lantern of Hope" project significantly exceeded the minimum requirement of 12,000 lanterns.
First Vice President and Commercial Division Head of Megaworld (owner of Lucky Chinatown) Kevin L. Tan said: “Each lantern of hope represents our dream for a brighter future; and it is out vision than the Lanterns of Hope display not only set a new world record but will also be another artistic treasure of the Philippines’ Chinatown and a lasting symbol of all the wishes of this community.”
Guinness World Records adjudicator Christelle Betrong was on hand to judge this impressive feat.
Once the record was verified she presented an official certificate to the event organisers and a shopping centre full of people.