HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sunday’s gathering was organized by the Beautiful Michoacán Craft, Tourism, Cultural and Agro-Industrial Group.
  • It was supported by the municipal government of Morelia.
  • The attempt only broke the record for the largest Mexican folk dance.
A Mexican state recently set a new Guinness World Record by bringing together more than 900 dancers to perform a folk dance in Michoacan.

The traditional folk dance was staged in downtown Morelia to a live version of the song “Juan Colorado”, according to reports.

No less than 954 dancers danced together to beat the previous record set by the State of Jalisco in 2019 with 882 dancers.

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Sunday’s gathering was organized by the Beautiful Michoacán Craft, Tourism, Cultural and Agro-Industrial Group. It was supported by the municipal government of Morelia.

“Thank you all – with your participation you highlight one of the traditions that characterizes our state,” said Fátima Chávez Alcaraz, Minister of Culture of the state capital.

The attempt only broke the record for the largest Mexican folk dance. Folk dances with more people took place in Austria, the Philippines, Peru and Greece.

In 2009, Chidambaram Nataraja Temple in Cuddalore district set a Guinness World Record after 7,195 people performed a dance together during the Natyanjali function.

This Natyanjali event was attended by a large number of devotees. More than 200 police officers were present for security during the event.