The largest human flag world record has been a hotly contested title in recent years. If you simply take a look at the recent record holders, the title has not stayed in one place for much time. In the past two years, three different nations have broken and held the largest human flag world record. Let’s take a look at some of the current and former record holders.
The current world record holder for largest human flag is the country of India. On December 7, 2014 over 43,000 Indian residents set out to break the record previously held by Pakistan. Not only did the 43,000 people break the previous world record, it smashed it. The previous largest human flag was formed by 28,000 people in Pakistan – which held the record for only 10 months.
For India, this is the first record of its kind and a historic national achievement. Many of the 43,000 flag holders were of the younger generation, which is thought to be a symbol of the new India and generations to come.
In 2012, Pakistan set the record for largest human flag with 24,000 people during the Punjab Youth Festival. That record was then broken by 27,000 students and army men in Bangladesh. Not to be denied, Pakistan then set out to reclaim the record they had previously held. So on February 16, 2014 a gathering of 29,000 students broke the record for largest human flag.
On December 16, 2013 Bangladesh broke the Guinness World Record for largest human flag with a participant group of over 27,000 people. The 27,000 people consisted mostly of students and military members. The flag holders stood with the flags for 6 minutes, although the requirement for setting a world record was only 5 minutes.