Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017
To mark Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening plan to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick, more than 250 iconic landmarks and sites throughout the world will be illuminated green over the coming days. This annual initiative is now in its 8th year and sees major landmarks around the world turn green for St. Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength, with many new landmarks signing up to take part this year.
To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, stadiums, statues, castles and towers will go green with new additions for 2017, including the One World Trade Center in New York – the main building of the re-built World Trade Center in New York. To quote Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, “This is the eighth year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see even more well-known attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved.
The eagerness of cities and countries everywhere to take part underlines the strength of the deep connection that people all over the world feel to Ireland. More than 70 million people around the world claim links to the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day is a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage.”
In Dublin, ‘St Patrick’s Festival’ will last for four great days, running from 16-19 March. The city will be hosting music, film, arts, dance, culture, fun and even international rugby. Each year, this festival has a different theme and this year, it is ‘Ireland We Are’. It will showcase all that Ireland has today.