Thursday, December 10, 2009

World's Largest Christmas Tree
As Christmas day approaches, the excitement is felt in the air. Mexico City has been certified by Guinness World Records as having the world's largest Christmas tree.

The representative of Guinness World Records,Carlos Martinez, certified the new record at Glorieta de la Palma, located on the Paseo de la Reforma, where the huge tree stands and will continue to be displayed for 36 days.
The new record exceeds by 24 centimeters (9.5 inches) the Christmas tree in Aracaju, Brazil, the city that had held the record since 2007 with a tree 110.11 meters (361.25 feet) high, has a diameter of 35 meters and weighs 330 tonnes.

The lighting of the gigantic tree was carried out at 8:30 p.m. last Saturday, marking the beginning of the Christmas festivities in the Mexican capital, where some 19 million people live.