A record 295 iconic landmarks across the world went green this St Patrick’s Day, as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening initiative, putting the island of Ireland centre stage and kick-starting the tourism season.
Across 45 countries and from Rome to Rio, London to Las Vegas, prominent sites and icons lit up green to celebrate our national day. New for 2017 were One World Trade Center (the main building of the re-built World Trade Center complex in New York and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere), the beautiful Petit Palais on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona. They were joined, in this eighth year of Global Greening, by some old favourites like the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré Coeur basilica in Paris, the Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
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Tourism Ireland's Global Greening 2017