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Mexican folk dancers break world record at Guadalajara festival

Mexico, Guadalajara
August 25, 2019 at 03:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of performers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Mexican folk dancers at the International Festival of Mariachi and Charro in Guadalajara on Saturday.

It took 882 participants dancing in unison to break the previous achievement of 457 dancers set at the same festival in 2011.

The International Mariachi and Charro Festival is held every year in Guadalajara to celebrate Mexican culture, dance and music.

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Hundreds of performers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Mexican folk dancers at the International Festival of Mariachi and Charro in Guadalajara on Saturday.

It took 882 participants dancing in unison to break the previous achievement of 457 dancers set at the same festival in 2011.

The International Mariachi and Charro Festival is held every year in Guadalajara to celebrate Mexican culture, dance and music.

W/S Mexican folk dancers performing, Guadalajara

M/S Mexican folk dancers performing

M/U Mexican folks dancers performing

C/U Mexican folk dancers performing

M/S Mexican folk dancers performing

SOT, Xavier Orendain, Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce president: "It's important to show the world that this is the best festival of mariachi in the world. It is very important to show the world that Guadalajara is a safe city. That Guadalajara is a wonderful city. And that we are open arms to welcome everyone who wants to come"

M/S Mexican folk dancers performing

W/S Mexican folk dancers performing

W/S Mexican folk dancers performing

W/S Mexican folk dancers performing

SOT, Xavier Orendain, President of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce: "It's great. It's the idea of self-improvement. It's a message of hope to everyone that we can break any wall, any barrier, any high standard that we have up front."

W/S Guinness World Record official Carlos Tapia Rojas announcing world record

W/S Mexican folk dancers celebrating

W/S Record attempt organisers posing with certificate from Guinness Book of World Records

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