Cubs World Series Celebration is 7th Largest Gathering in History
Following the Chicago Cubs historic World Series victory earlier this week, fans gathered in record numbers to celebrate the championship.
Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday (Nov. 4), making it the 7th largest gathering in human history, reports FOX News. It beat out the 3.5 million people who went to Rod Stewart's 1994 concert in Rio, and the anti-war march in Rome in 2003, which boasted 3 million people.
Below are the top 11 human gatherings throughout history.
1. Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 - 30 million
2. Arbaeen festival, Iraq, 2014 - 17 million
3. Funeral of CN Annadurai, India, 1969 - 15 million
4. Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 - 10 million
5. Papal gathering in the Philippines, 2015 - 6 million
6. World Youth Day, 1995 - 5 million
7. Chicago Cubs World Series celebration - 5 million
8. Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1970 - 5 million
9. Rod Stewart concert, Brazil, 1994 - 3.5 million
10. Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 - 3 million
11. Anti-war march, Rome, 2003 - 3 million
You can watch the entire championship parade below: