7153 people danced and hopped in the streets of Perpignan to the rhythm of the song "Parlem català" by Joan Cayrol, going from the lodge to the Castellet and Victoria's square, central place of the city, during a city-wide Lip Dub organized by the northern Catalan society to support the future of county's own language - setting the new world record for the Most people participating in a lip dub.
The Guinness world record for the most people singing along to a karaoke video game is 10,490, achieved by the crowd at Los Premios 40 Principales, Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest singing lesson; it involved 6,651 participants and was achieved by Sweet Adelines International during the 63rd Annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The event received support from the whole of Catalan's northern society: cultural and sportive entities, the public and associative education sector, politics of right and left sides, storekeepers and entrepreneurs.
The new world record was done around the historic building of the Castellet, a symbol of Perpinyà's city, a symbol of catalanity, a symbol of resistance, since the Castellet is also the Casa Pairal, a place of encounter between Catalans during the period of dictatorship.
Perpignan, Catalan: Perpinyà, is a commune and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan) and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries. Perpignan was formally ceded by Spain in the Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659), and from then on remained a French possession.
The lyrics of the song "Parlem català" were written by Joan Cayrol and popularized by Jordi Barre. Raph Dumas remixed it for the need of the event.
The 3D video (see below) shows a large panel of popular Catalan tradition: ballets of cercolets, of sticks, small horses, sardanes, bears of Vallespir, a catalan bark, castells, correfocs, tio tio,… but also the favorite sport of northern Catalunya: the rugby both of the games, XIII and XV, as well as a lot of people coming of immersive language schools, bilingual career or catalan education for adult people...
The successful world record attempt was organized by organized by the Catalan federation with the support from the society and volunteers.