35 Iconic Landmarks Taking Part in Global Greening to Celebrate St. Patricks Day 2019 ...

By Neecey

35 Iconic Landmarks Taking Part in Global Greening  to Celebrate St. Patricks Day 2019 ...

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 and welcoming. But it’s not all about drinking green beer, parades, and listening to Irish music. Thanks to Tourism Ireland, there will be 300+ landmarks which include stadiums, statues, museums and towers, around the world will be going green for St. Patrick’s Day in 2019. Here’s some of the lineup in Global Greening:

1 Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2 The London Eye, London, United Kingdom

3 The Welcome Sign, Las Vegas, USA

4 The Coliseum, Rome, Italy

5 The I Amsterdam Sign, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6 Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand

7 Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris, France

8 Empire State Building, New York

9 El Ángel De La Independencia, Mexico City, Mexico

10 Porte De Bourgogne, Bordeaux, France

11 Prince’s Palace, Monaco

12 Manneken Pis Statue, Brussels, Belgium

(“Dressed” in Irish costume)

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

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

15 Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

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

17 The Duomo and Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy

18 The Archeological City, Petra, Jordan

19 Great Wall of China

20 Cibeles Fountain, Madrid, Spain

21 The Sphinx and Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

22 Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Disneyland, USA

23 Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Oslo, Norway

24 Porte Des Bombes, Floriana, Malta

25 The Opera House, Sydney, Australia

26 Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE

27 The Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen, Denmark

28 Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

29 The Gateway of India, Mumbai, India

30 The Disneyland CastLe, Shanghai, China

31 The Rhine Falls, near Zurich, Switzerland

32 Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

33 Matsue Castle, Japan

34 Equator Sign and Line, Uganda

35 Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

The list of participating landmarks changes every year – new for this year include:
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia
York’s Medieval City Walls, England
The Eden Project in england
A leopard statue called ‘Chiu’ in Nairobi, Kenya
Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi
The Château de Beaulieu on the banks of the Loire in France
The Atakule Tower in Ankara, Turkey
The Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan, where Ireland will play Japan in the Rugby World Cup in September.

I wonder which will make its mark in 2020?

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