Our Festival of Getting Lit Up

There’s been much curiosity in our household about this Festival of Illumination thing. How will we certify that Albuquerque really has lit up 3 million (5 million?) luminarias to convince those Guiness World Record sticklers? Some sort of Santa-borne spy satellite? The honor system? Isabel Sanchez has the goods (sub. req.) in this morning’s paper:

The London-based accountant of extremes— and measurer of yodels and rodent mail— rejected the festival’s application because Guinness doesn’t have a category for luminarias.