Panama broke the record of people painting simultaneously [es] by getting 5,084 children to paint a mural for the Canal locks.
This activity, held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, was named “Pintemos los 100 años del canal” [Let's paint the Canal's centennial] and marks the start of the centennial celebration of the interoceanic route.
The event was carried out in an atmosphere far from the debate about the possible halt of a project to widen the Canal. The celebration took place within the Canal and on social networks as well, where diverse users shared photos and opinions of the activity.
The Twitter account ‘Ponte en algo’ shared an air image of the event.
— Ponteenalgo (@Ponteenalgo) January 18, 2014
A hundred years bringing the world together is the message on the canvas created today by Panamanian children along with the Olga Sinclair Foundation
The Canal's administrator, Jorge Quijano, also posted a picture featuring the 5,084 children that participated in the activity:
Una belleza, el futuro de Panamá pinta el Centenario del Canal. pic.twitter.com/F57UD7OLD0
— Jorge Luis Quijano (@jorgelquijano) January 18, 2014
How beautiful, Panama's future paints the Canal's centenary.
CNN journalist Ismael Cala shared a picture of the event, where we can see the Canal administrator and artist Olga Sinclair, the main driving force behind this initiative.
— Ismael Cala (@CALACNN) January 18, 2014
Cheers for Panama!!! I'm happy to enjoy a Guiness Record, 5,084 children painting a hundred years.
Panama's National Institute of Culture (INAC, for its initials in Spanish) shared an image of the Guinness record certificate:
— INAC Panama (@INACPanama) January 19, 2014
Congratulations for this record Panama, and thanks Olga Sinclair Foundation and Olga Sinclair for making it a reality with all these children.
Lineth Rodriguez posts a picture of her triplets participating in the record:
— Lineth Rodriguez (@lineth_rod) January 18, 2014
Our triplets participating in the painting workshop.
The activity reached its goal of breaking the record, kicking off the centennial celebration and making Panamanians feel they are part of the Canal's festivity.