#GlobalGreening for St Patrick’s Day 2017

Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2017

Tourism Ireland continue their annual global greening with some of the most famous attractions and sites around the world going green to mark St Patrick’s Day this year.

Nairobi National Park, Kenya

The annual global greening is welcoming a number of new landmarks going green this year – including 

  • One World Trade Center in New York
  • City Hall in London
  • Heron Tower in London
  • Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona
  • Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto
  • The four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria, Italy)
  • City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • The Cloth Hall in Ypres
  • Matsue Castle in Japan
  • Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea
  • A rhino statue in Nairobi National Park
  • An Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa
  • And, the famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux) will become the ‘green carpet’ on 17 March!
Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The new sites will join some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including the London Eye, Nelson’s Column and Selfridges department store in London; the Colosseum in Rome; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; Burj al Arab in Dubai; the Roue de Paris in the Tuileries Gardens; the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas; Niagara Falls; the Empire State Building in New York; the Sky Tower in New Zealand, the Great Wall of China and of course, Belfast City Hall!

Irish-Finnish ice fishing championship, Lake Näsijärvi, Finland

Check out twitter this Friday for #globalgreening and watch the whole world celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Post Author: Belfast Times

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