Iconic Landmarks That Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Going Green ...

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St.

Patrick’s Day is one of the few national holidays that is celebrated internationally.

It seems everyone wants to claim even a tiny bit of Irish heritage on March 17th (my paternal grandfather was Irish – born in Belfast) and why not.

St.

Patrick’s Day celebrations are amazing and all embracing welcoming.

But it’s not all about drinking green beer, parades and listening to Irish music.

Thanks to Tourism Ireland, 60 landmarks around the world will be going green for St.

Patrick’s Day.

Here’s some of them:

1. Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2. The London Eye, London, United Kingdom

The London Eye, London, United Kingdom

3. The Welcome Sign, Las Vegas, USA

The Welcome Sign, Las Vegas, USA

4. The Coliseum, Rome, Italy

The Coliseum, Rome, Italy

5. The I Amsterdam Sign, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The I Amsterdam Sign, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6. Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

7. Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris, France

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris, France

8. Empire State Building, New York

Empire State Building, New York

9. El Ángel De La Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico

El Ángel De La Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico

10. Porte De Bourgogne, Bordeaux, France

Porte De Bourgogne, Bordeaux, France

11. Prince’s Palace, Monaco

Prince’s Palace, Monaco

12. Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Belgium

(“Dressed” in Irish costume)

Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Belgium

13. Hôtel De Ville (City Hall), Montreal, Canada

Hôtel De Ville (City Hall), Montreal, Canada

14. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro, Scotland

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro, Scotland

15. Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

16. National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King Statue), Lisbon, Portugal

National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King Statue), Lisbon, Portugal

17. The Duomo and Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy

The Duomo and Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy
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18. The Archeological City, Petra, Jordan

The Archeological City, Petra, Jordan

19. Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

20. Cibeles Fountain, Madrid, Spain

Cibeles Fountain, Madrid, Spain

21. The Sphinx and Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

The Sphinx and Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt
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22. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Disneyland, USA

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Disneyland, USA

23. Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo, Norway

Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo, Norway

24. Porte Des Bombes, Floriana, Malta

Porte Des Bombes, Floriana, Malta

25. The Opera House, Sydney, Australia

The Opera House, Sydney, Australia

26. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE

27. The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark

28. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
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29. The Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

The Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

30. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The list of participating landmarks changes every year – I wonder which will make its mark in 2016?2

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