Everyone knows no one parties like the Irish do. That’s why it’s impossible to walk past any pub on March 17th without stumbling across a group of happy revellers celebrating whatever tiny claim they have to Irish ancestry.
But if you thought St. Patrick’s Day was becoming a global phenomenon before today, wait until you see what’s been cooked up for this year’s celebrations.
Knowing how to capitalize on a good thing when they see it, Tourism Ireland has launched a ‘global greening’ marketing campaign. The result? Some 70 global landmarks will be turned green this year in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Some of the monuments and sites that have joined in on the fun include Niagara Falls, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Burj al Arab in Dubai, and the Las Vegas sign.
Here’s a shot of Sydney’s Opera House getting in on the celebrations:
And here’s what Christ the Redeemer in Rio looks like when global greening gets ahold of it:
To view some of the other landmarks that have gone green this St. Paddy’s Day (and today’s Google Doodle), check out the articles below:
- Globe glows green: It’s St Patrick’s Day fever (independent.co.uk)
- Google Doodle celebrates St Patrick’s Day as world turns green (independent.co.uk)
- World Monuments go Green for St Patrick’s Day (irishtimes.com)
- From Niagara falls to the pyramids, landmarks go green for Patrick’s Day (thejournal.ie)