When in Manila, were you one of those people who participated in the UST human cross done at the school’s open field last March 9? If so, you’re now officially a record holder for your participation to the “World’s Largest Human Cross” as certified by Guinness!
The record became official when a letter from Guinness World Records was sent to University of Sto. Tomas Public Affairs Office last August 8. Also enclosed is a GWR-sealed certificate which states, ““The largest human cross was achieved by 13,266 participants at an event organized by the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) in Manila, Philippines, on 9 March 2011.” The letter was received by UST-OPA last August 10.
Five months ago, 13,266 participants gathered on Ash Wednesday to form the UST human cross. The feat was intended to highlight penance in preparation for Lent and to celebrate the University’s 400th-year anniversary.
You can now see the official announcement of the UST human cross posted at www.guinessworldrecords.com under the category “Amazing Feats” with the subcategory “Mass Participation”.