Cubs World Series Celebration Ranks as 7th Largest Gathering in Human History


After 108 years, it was a pretty big deal when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series Wednesday night in Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians, all while coming back from a 3-1 series deficit.

To say people were excited in Chicago is an understatement, as fans came from all over the world to celebrate the World Series victory, resulting in more than 5 million people showing up to the parade.

This comes to us via Fox32 Chicago:

“Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history.The Cubs celebration crowd even beat out the 3.5 million people who went to Rod Stewart’s 1994 concert in Rio.” Cubs fans are real die hards, gotta respect them.

The following are the largest human gatherings in 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

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