Largest Hasapiko dance
Larnaca Municipality
749 people
Cyprus (larnaka)
The largest Hasapiko dance consisted of 749 dancers and was achieved by Larnaca Municipality (Cyprus) at Europe Square, Larnaca, Cyprus, on 12 December 2010. Hasapiko is a traditional Greek dance. The name comes from the word 'butcher' as it was said to be a dance of the members of the butchers' guild during Byzantine times. All the participants dressed in white shirt and black trousers and danced to the popular Greek song 'Frankosyriani' for five minutes.