Largest human shamrock in New York breaks Guinness World Record

The city of Elmira, New York, took the wearing of the green to a whole new level this St. Patrick's Day.

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According to the Democrat and Chronicle, 1,200 people there donned green ponchos and formed a massive human shamrock Sunday morning. The crowd easily broke the previous Guinness World Record, besting an 851-person human shamrock in Ireland.

>> See the photos here Congratulations Elmira, NY on completing the Guinness World Record for the largest human shamrock!! What an excellent event to be a part of and for everyone that participated!! ☘

Posted by 4kphotoflight on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Here's how it worked: Participants gathered in Eldridge Park near an outline of a large shamrock. Organizers then gave each participant a numbered wristband and a poncho. After participants took their places inside the outline, they stood for five minutes.

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It's a beautiful day in Elmira - Are you getting ready to be part of St. Patrick's Day fun AND part of breaking a...

Posted by Elmira Downtown Development, Inc on Friday, March 15, 2019

In a Facebook post Sunday afternoon, Elmira Downtown Development thanked and congratulated everyone involved.

"For this attempt being the first of its kind in Elmira, this world record attempt is an amazing accomplishment," the post read.

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Thank you Elmira and friends. Today, we attempted the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Shamrock to happen in the...

Posted by Elmira Downtown Development, Inc on Sunday, March 17, 2019

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