‘World’s oldest living woman’ celebrates her 117th birthday
Cicera Maria dos Santos, potentially the world’s oldest woman at 117, celebrated her birthday with 107-year-old sister Josefa Maria de Conceicao in Brazil. The event featured a colorful cake and applause from friends and family. If her birthdate is verified, she’d surpass the current Guinness World Record holder, 116-year-old Maria Branyas Morera from Spain.
If her birthdate is confirmed, she would be one year older than the current Guinness World Record holder, Maria Branyas Morera, who is 116 years old and from Spain.
Cicera celebrated her birthday on September 23 with her sister, Josefa Maria de Conceicao, who is 107, surrounded by family and friends.
The celebration featured a colorful cake, snacks, and a round of applause from all the guests.
The sisters attribute their long lives to having faith in God and maintaining a proper diet. Cicera emphasized the importance of faith, saying, “The peace of the Lord be with us. Who can do more than God? Everything is God.” Josefa mentioned the significance of a diet that includes foods like beans, corn, cassava, and potatoes.
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