Over 70 iconic sites worldwide joined in on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities by going green for the day. Each year a host of landmarks go “green” to mark the day with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janerio, Brazil amongst others going green for the first time ever.
Countries going green for the day included sites from Cape Town to Sydney, Stockholm to Moscow, London to San Francisco and Niagara Falls to Chicago. Other new sites to go ‘green’ for the first time included the Citadel in Amman, Jordan, the futuristic new EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, the Allianz Arena in Munich, Anfield (home of Liverpool FC) and the famous ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas.
A little closer to home those lucky enough to be taking an Ireland vacation joined in on the many celebrations and parades taking place in towns and villages nationwide from Dublin to Cork to Kilkenny.
‘Old favourites’ participating again this year included the Table Mountain in South Africa, Sydney Opera House, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Burj al Arab in Dubai amongst many many others.
Which worldwide landmark would you like to see green for St Patrick’s Day 2015?