St Patrick's Day sees global landmarks go green

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 17, 2019

Hundreds of iconic buildings across the world are going green to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

In the tenth year of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative, the world-famous sites will be illuminated for the celebrations this weekend.

His series of engagements begin this morning with mass in Old St Patrick's Church.

The Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and the Empire State Building in NY are among the landmarks taking part. The event is supported by Nottingham City Council and the Government of Ireland.

The O'city parade route is a change from past year when it was located in Bricktown.

"We are delighted to welcome additional significant landmarks this year - especially the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa", said Aidan Cronin, Ireland's ambassador to the UAE.

Victoria Falls in southern Africa and Lord's cricket ground in London are also among the 2019 newbies.

"St Patrick's Day traditionally marks the real start of the tourism season for us; our aim is to bring a smile to the faces of people around the world and to convey the message that Ireland offers the warmest of welcomes and great fun, as well as wonderful scenery and heritage". It celebrates the island of Ireland and St Patrick's Day.

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