Cyprus breaks world record for longest human chain to send message of peace

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Cyprus has entered the Guinness World Book of Records for the longest human chain, sending a message of teamwork, collaboration, and unity.

The record-breaking attempt took place at Nicosia’s GSP Stadium on Tuesday, June 25 under the initiative of the Yianis Christodoulou Foundation. It saw more than 4,100 people come together to create the longest chain of individuals holding each other’s wrists.

Hand-in-hand with the foundation’s founder, John Christodoulou, along with well-known singer Konstantinos Argiros and many other celebrities, people of all ages took part in the initiative. The event concluded with a free concert by Argiros at 9pm.

“We did it! Thank you Cyprus!” Mr Christodoulou said on X. “Thanks to all my team, volunteers and everyone who made this dream come true.”

Held under the auspices of the Cyprus Minister of Education, Sports, and Youth, the event sent a powerful message to children about the strength of collaboration, a valuable asset for their future.

The past world record was set in Kyoto, Japan in 2016 when 4,052 clasped their wrists.

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