Sistema Estatal DIF Puebla, the Mexican government office in charge of family welfare, and job training organization CiNiA, joined forces this week to light the most lanterns simultaneously in a single venue in Puebla City, Mexico.
1,520 lanterns were lit within one minute for the first round, which were the lanterns that counted toward the record.
In all, approximately 16,000 lanterns were released into the sky by 3,000 people over the course of the hour and a half-long event.
The record was attempted to bring attention to the work that Sistema Estatal DIF Puebla and CiNiA do, and to bring awareness to the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
The 16,000 lanterns were made over the course of nine months by people with disabilities working with CiNiA.
Culled: Guinness World Record 2013