December 3, 2014 12:45 pm

WATCH: New world record set for largest human Christmas tree

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Honduras set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree on Monday.

Nearly three-thousand people gathered outside the national palace and made the shape of a giant Christmas tree, including people in yellow shirts to form a star and red shirts for the tree‘s ornaments.

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“Honduran people, 1 December of 2014, here in Tegucigalpa, with a total of 2,945 people, you have broken the world record for having the largest human Christmas tree in the world,” Carlos Martinez, a Guinness Record representative, told the gathered crowd.

“[This is about] a Honduras where we can live in peace, with tranquility, with opportunity (to earn) an income, to be happy and to give our children and our children’s children a Honduras that always has faith and hope,” Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said.

“Long live Honduras. Long live the largest human Christmas tree in the world. Congratulations.”

The previous record was set by Argentina in 2013 with 1,900 people. Last Christmas, 852 schoolchildren in Thailand dressed in green, red and brown hoodies in their own attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

WATCH: Thai children set world record for largest human Christmas tree

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