Lebanon's passion for food has always impressed the world, but this time it took that love a step further.
The Ajialouna organization - a non-profit organization targeting cultural, social, healthcare, and educational issues - just broke a Guinness World Record for organizing the 'longest iftar table' in the world stretching 2,184 meters long.
The iftar was held under the theme "Ramadan in the heart," gathering over 5,000 people from all over the country at Beirut's Waterfront on June 9.
Lina Zaim al-Dada, Ajialouna's chairperson, said the iftar was not held with the aim of breaking a world record, but rather to depict the real image of Islam, according to ASharq Al Awsat newspaper.
The crowd was enormous
The organization constantly commits to various charity work during Ramadan, but this year was exceptional.
"During the holy month, we provide iftar meals for 500 people every day, which is a tradition we have adopted for many years. We are definitely planning other projects that fulfill the same charity goal," Dada explained.
The iftar was hosted by 600 volunteers and if you're wondering what was served, here's a glimpse:
10,000 roasted chickens, 5,600 meat pastries, 15,000 dates alongside salads, rice dishes and maamoul.
The record-breaking iftar was organized under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The record was previously held by Ghana at 1,928 meters long only four months ago.
Not the first time Lebanon breaks a food record
In 2016, the northern Lebanese city of Batroun broke the Guinness World Record for "biggest seafood display," after showcasing 2,613.8 kilograms of seafood in a market on the city's port.
Batroun stole the spotlight again in 2012 when they made the largest cup of lemonade; it wasn't beaten until 2015 by Calypso Lemonades in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That's not all, Lebanon wouldn't be the same without holding a hummus record. In 2010, Chef Ramzi Choueiri and the students of Al-Kafaat University made the largest serving of hummus which amounted to 10,452 kg of the golden paste.
Lest we forget, Lebanon was ranked the No. 1 International Food Destination ranking in 2016.
Keep them meals comin'!