”Most people in a reading relay” has set the record in Brasov (central Romania) and has entered the Guinness World Record.
The current record, of 3,071 people, held by a city in India, has been broken in Brasov on Sunday, April 22, with thousands people countrywide attending the event and continously reading excerpts from a book.
The organizers said there were more than 3,100 people in line to attend the event. The reading started around noon, in the city’s center. Every participant read a phrase from a Romanian classic novel, “Descult/Brefoot” by writer Zaharia Stancu (1902-1974). The event celebrated the International book Day and also Romania’s Great union centennial and is organized by C’Art Fest Association.
If there had been a pause longer than ten seconds between two readers, the attempt to enter the Guinness World Record would have failed. According to the procedure to break the record, every person had to read a sentence from the book, the next reader had to continue with the following phrase and so on.
The participant no 3,072 was a young woman who has enjoyed a unique experience, a flight above Brasov city. The Air Force Academy supported the event.
Organizers said the initiative has been welcomed by a lot of people, including youngsters and children around the country; some have even come from far away cities like Iasi, Botosani (northeastern Romania).