Nov 7, 2016

The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Here’s the Top 10

 

After a 108-year drought, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 MLB World Series. The resulting parade through the city of Chicago on November 4th drew an estimated 5 million people, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history, and the biggest ever in the Western Hemisphere!

Now you’re probably wondering if that was only the 7th largest, what were the other events that drew even more people? Here are the top 10 largest gatherings in human history as of November 2016.

[via Cubs.com]

 

 

#10 Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 (3 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 4 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph by Al Jazeera English

 

 

#9 Rod Stewart concert, Rio de Janeiro, 1994 (3.5 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 6 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph via TheMost10.com

 

 

#8 Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Cairo, 1970 (5 million)

 

 

#7 Cubs World Series parade, Chicago, 2016 (5 million)

 

 

#6 World Youth Day, Manila, 1995 (5 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 2 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph via Missology.info

 

 

#5 Pope Francis, Manila, 2015 (6 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 5 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph by Rappler.com

 

 

#4 Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 (10 million)

 

 

#3 Funeral of C.N. Annadurai, India, 1969 (15 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 8 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph via Parhlo.com

 

 

#2 Arba’een festival, Iraq, 2014 (17 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 10 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph by Arbaeen40

 

 

#1 Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 (30 million)

 
largest gatherings in human history 9 The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Heres the Top 10

Photograph by Coupdoeil

 

 

Comments