Friday 17 March 2017

St Patrick's Day Celebrated Around The World

St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day may be an Irish celebration but that hasn't stopped the rest of the world joining in the festivities.

Famous landmarks around the globe have gone green to honour the patron saint of Ireland.

The London Eye and Nelson’s Column in London, Glasgow’s ‘Armadillo’ and Liverpool FC’s home, Anfield, are just some of the British sites illuminated for March 17.

From mainland Europe and North America to Australasia, via Africa, the Middle East and Asia, an epic ‘ global greening ’ will see 40 of the world’s most iconic structures and attractions adopt the emerald hue.

St Patrick's Day

Other landmarks joining the celebrations include the Pyramids and Sphinx, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid and Niagara Falls.

The new landmarks joining the festivities for 2017 include One World Trade Center, Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) in Orvieto, City Hall in Antwerp, the Cloth Hall in Ypres, Matsue Castle in Japan, Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea and even a rhino statue in Nairobi National Park.

St Patrick's Day

Even the famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux) will become the ‘green carpet’ for the day.



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