The Municipality of Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines set the record of the most number of sky lanterns released simultaneously in a single event during the Inaugural Light of Peace at University of the Philippines in Visayas – Miagao Football Field last May 24, 2013.
Representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records who witnessed the said event officially declared Philippines as the new holder of the said word record title with 15,185 sky lanterns, breaking the last year’s record from Romania’s 12,000 sky lanterns.
The event started at 3:00 pm where thousands of Ilonggos gathered together to set the history. 10,000 ground lanterns were installed on the ground, and 10,000 people were needed to light the lantern.
The event where hosted by the Thai Monks who promote World Peace through Inner Peace, before the historic event, a short program was conducted, and it was followed by a meditation process to promote world peace.
At around 7:00 pm, 15,185 sky lanterns were released simultaneously in a span of 10 minutes only to set the world record.
It was a once in a lifetime event, and i am proud to be a part of the history.
Check out this video from YouTube, courtesy of MyYnB.