Bulacan sets Guinness World Record for Largest Number of Living Figures in Nativity Scene

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Celebrity couple Sunshine Garcia and Alex Castro dressed as Mary and Joseph hold the Guinness World Record plaque after they stage the World’s Largest Number of Living Figures in Nativity Scene. Credits to Sunshine Garcia.

The people of San Jose del Monte (SJDM) in Bulacan has set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Number of Living Figures in Nativity Scene.

A total of 2,101 Bulakenyos in biblical times costumes participated in the event on December 20 held at the Altraza Spine Road in Barangay Tungkong Mangga.

The Bulacan feat almost doubled the number of participants of the previous record held by Caine Town Council and Bible Society in England with 1, 254 in December 3, 2016.

Swapnil Dangarikar, the official adjudicator of the Guinness Book of World Records, announced that the San Jose del Monte successfully broke the record of England right after the nativity scene was staged.

The nativity scene, usually staged and displayed in the Philippines during the Christmas season, consists of baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, A=angels, shepherds, livestock, and wise men.

Actress and former Sexbomb dancer Sunshine Garcia and her husband, singer-actor and Board Member Alex Castro, joined the now-internationally recognized formation.

In her Instagram post, the actress who portrayed the role of Virgin Mary thanked and congratulated everyone who exerted efforts in putting up such big event.

“Annnd WE MADE IT!” Sunshine said in her social media post. “Guinness World Record for MOST LIVING FIGURES IN A NATIVITY SCENE.

“Congratulations Ninang and Ninong Cong. Rida & Mayor Arthur Robes! Sa ibang public servant na sumali, sa Direktor, staff at sa lahat ng mga taga San Jose na talagang sumuporta para makuha ang record na ito umaraw, umulan hindi kayo nagpatinag!

“Sobrang happy kami ni @bmalexcastro na naging part kami nito kahit na hindi ako makapaniwalang gumanap akong Mama Mary, oh wag na kayo manlait hahaha tapos ko ng gawin yan sa sarili ko, Maraming salamat ulit sa inyo! Hindi lang ito tagumpay ng taga SJDM kundi ng buong Pilipinas tinalo natin ang record ng UK.”

Just in October, the people of Sorsogon danced their native Pantomina, a love and courtship dance, to set a world record for the Largest Filipino Folk Dance in the world. The successful event was headed by Governor Chiz Escudero and wife, actress and fashion icon Heart Evangelista.

The Lasallian community in April successfully toppled China and bagged the world record title for the Largest Umbrella Mosaic Formed By People. More than 6,000 participated in the event dubbed as Animosaic: Humans of St. La Salle to form the image of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

SEND congratulations in the comments below to SJDM Bulacan for their Guinness World Record-setting formation!

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Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.