One look at your calendar and you know – ’tis the season. No, not of giving, or even goodwill. It’s the season of greening.
You all know St Patrick’s Day reaches well beyond Ireland these days, with March 17th celebrated as the day the world goes green.
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St Patrick’s Day has essentially hijacked the colour green. Hence the ‘greening’ season when; landmark towers, bridges, hotels, and natural wonders lit up in a fabulous green glow. From Auckland to New York, Madrid to Sydney, the greening knows no bounds or borders.
On 17 March, if you’re in London, keep an eye for the HMS Belfast. In North America? Watch the Niagara Falls, Las Vegas ‘welcome’ sign and San Francisco’s City Hall go emerald.
In Europe, expect a green Little Mermaid, Leaning Tower, Prince’s Palace, Allianz Arena, and TV Tower. Down under, we’ll greenify the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Sky Tower in Auckland. We’re most excited about the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, Pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt, Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Table Mountain in South Africa.
Wondering what such a sight would look like? We have the photos.
The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, known as the Armadillo, goes green
City Hall in San Francisco in the colour of the season
The pyramid of Giza turns on the green light
Greening Tower of Piza
Little Green Mermaid in Denmark
Allianz Arena in Munich
Prince's Palace of Monaco goes green
Welcome to Las Greenas
An emerald Sydney Opera House. Looks like a big mint ice-creanomnomnomnomnom