In 2019, Guinness World Record Day is celebrated on November 17. World records have been set for various events from all over the world, and of course, many of them are broken. All of them are recorded in a book named Guinness Book of Records. From its inception, the book has the listing of all the world records done both by humans and the extremes of the natural world. Guinness World Record Day celebrates the records so far created, and it also encourages you to set a new world record in every other way possible by a human.
“Being recognised by Guinness World Records in their 60th year is a real honour. It’s also a real privilege for me to be positioned beside such sporting greats.” – Brian O’Driscoll
History of Guinness World Record Day
The Guinness World Record Day has been celebrated since the year 2004. The date is precisely chosen as it was on November 19, 2004, the Guinness World Records became the world’s bestselling copyright book. Initially, the Guinness World Record was an idea for a book of facts to solve the arguments in pubs. The idea for the book had come when Sir Hugh Beaver Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery, had attended a shooting party in County Wexford, Ireland during the early 1950s. An argument was held between Sir Hugh Beaver and his hosts that attempted in finding the answer for the fastest game bird in Europe. However, there was no answer available in any reference book.
On recalling this argument, Sir Hugh had set an idea for a Guinness promotion in 1954 based on the intention of settling the pub arguments. He invited the twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, fact-finding researchers from Fleet Street to make a book with facts and figures. The international franchise has made those records come in the TVs and museums that led to the popularity of the book. Even after 63 years, the Guinness World Records is the primary international authority on the cataloguing and in the verification of a vast number of world records. It is published in 100 countries and 23 languages.
Other Celebrations on November 17
November 17 is also celebrated as
- National Homemade Bread Day
- National Take A Hike Day
- World Prematurity Day
- National UnFriend Day
- International Students Day
- National Epilepsy Day
How to Celebrate Guinness World Record Day
The best way to celebrate the Guinness World Record Day is by holding a world record. It is the best Day to create a new world record or break the existing record. Take some time to know about the Guinness World Record and the achievements made by different sections of people. Take this Day as a chance to encourage people around you to make a new record. Any record done on this day will be short-listed for inclusion in next year’s edition of the book. So you can become a part of this global celebration on this Day by creating a world record. Share your record-making or record-breaking photos on social media using the hashtag #GuinnessWorldRecordDay or #GWRDay.
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