Around 430 iconic landmarks and sites in 59 countries around the world were illuminated in green this year – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2020 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick.
From Brussels to Buenos Aires and from Sydney to San Francisco, a host of buildings and sites around the world turned a shade of green to mark our national day. Madison Square Garden in New York, the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Caerphilly Castle in South Wales and even the Smurf Statue in Brussels joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for the first time in 2020. Other new sites included City Hall in Bangkok, Palais du Peuple in Djibouti City, the National Theatre in London and the Palace Bridge in St Petersburg.
They were joined by some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including the London Eye, Burj al Arab, Niagara Falls, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas, the Chain Bridge in Budapest and many others.