Global Smurfs Day: Thousands turn blue around the world to set new world record
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Global Smurfs Day: Thousands turn blue around the world to set new world record

Mexico City : Mexico | Jun 26, 2011 at 3:02 PM PDT
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Andrew's Smurf Collection

Thousands of Smurfs fans all over the world were celebrating today, following a successful global attempt to beat the record for the largest gathering of folk dressed as the little blue people.

The final total of participants for today’s attempt was an incredible 4891, a figure that nearly doubled the previous record.

One of the biggest gatherings was in Mexico, where 301 people dressed up as the tiny forest dwellers

Simultaneous gatherings took place in countries as diverse and far apart as Belgium, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Columbia, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Hundreds also turned blue for the day in South Africa

Guinness World Records™ adjudicators were on hand at each venue to count participants and check their outfits to ensure compliance with our stringent guidelines.

A participant gets ready to put on some paint in Holland

At exactly 5 PM BST on Saturday every Smurf had to be in position simultaneously across three continents for 10 minutes.

There was also plenty of Smurfery going on in New York

In order for a participant to be counted, they had to have a complete Smurf costume including white hat, blue top, plus white trousers and shoes, while all exposed skin had to be painted blue.

The previous record for Most people dressed as Smurfs had been 2,510, which was set at an event at the Oceana nightclub in Swansea, Wales in 2009.

A family of Mexican Smurfs

The aim of today’s Smurfery was to promote and celebrate the forthcoming cinema release of The Smurfs 3D movie (http://www.smurfhappens.com), along with the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the characters.

mfcnews is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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