Brownsville sets a Guinness World Record, most people dancing huapango

Huapango is a Mexican folk dance and music style, part of the style Son Huasteco. The word may be a corruption of the Nahuatl word cuauhpanco that literally means “on top of the wood”, alluding to a wooden platform on which dancers can make zapateado dance steps.  
Today a new world record was set, and that was to have the most people dancing huapango.  One of the requirements is that the people dancing would have to dance non stop for 5 minutes and had to wear either a scarf or sombrero.  Over 500+ people participated at the sports park, however 37 people were disqualified as they stopped dancing within the time allowed.

Commissioner Gowen presenting the award.

The official record set today was 468 people for the world’s largest huapango dance.  The record is mostly symbolic as the true significance of today’s event is to raise awareness for a more healthy lifestyle as Brownsville ranks in the top 10 for obesity in the nation.  Next year, we should get everyone together and break our own record, I’ll personally go down and join everyone. 

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