World’s monuments turning green for St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 15th, 2014. Filed under: Destinations Entertainment Holidays Photos
The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign ©Las Vegas News Bureau

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
©Las Vegas News Bureau

(Relaxnews) – Between March 14 and 17, iconic monuments around the world will be bathed in green light in honor of the traditional Irish holiday.

New monuments join the worldwide celebration each year. Among the sites that will turn green for St. Patrick’s Day in 2014 are the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway and the archeological city of Petra in Jordan.

The Sydney Opera ©All rights reserved

The Sydney Opera
©All rights reserved

The Giza Pyramids, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Sydney Opera, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the London Eye and South Africa’s Table Mountain are also among this year’s participants.

Originally dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a more secular celebration of Irish heritage, including parades, festivals, and gatherings around the world. While the Irish capital of Dublin is home to an impressive celebration, many of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades take place in the US. According to the Irish Tourist Office, around 70 million people around the world consider themselves Irish or of Irish ancestry.

Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle ©All rights reserved

Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle
©All rights reserved

The Leaning Tower of Pisa ©All rights reserved

The Leaning Tower of Pisa
©All rights reserved

The Prince's Palace in Monaco ©All rights reserved

The Prince’s Palace in Monaco
©All rights reserved

The Berlin TV Tower ©All rights reserved

The Berlin TV Tower
©All rights reserved

The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway ©All rights reserved

The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway
©All rights reserved

The archaeological city of Petra in Jordan ©All rights reserved

The archaeological city of Petra in Jordan
©All rights reserved

The Allianz Arena in Munich ©All rights reserved

The Allianz Arena in Munich
©All rights reserved

Table Mountain, South Africa ©All rights reserved

Table Mountain, South Africa
©All rights reserved

zs/ls/lwt/cm

Share Button

Related posts

The Colosseum and Sacré-Cœur Basilica to turn green for St. Paddy’s DayDublin a sea of green for St Patrick’s DayList of cities with most expensive and cheapest room serviceCopenhagen’s Little Mermaid turns 100: a guide to festivitiesThe top 10 chocoholic countriesThe most expensive club sandwiches in the worldFinal candidates vie for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’New Year celebrations around the world: LondonChicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisorOlympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quitsLondon readies for month-long spotlight on architectureTennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisorBaby first royal affected by new succession lawsPrince William’s wife Kate in labourWorld’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring bloomsObservation deck of One World Trade Center named top new attraction 2015“Frozen” tops Halloween costume chartsCreepiest Halloween destinations include scariest place in India and ScotlandLonely Planet releases its picks for the top destinations in 2015Meet Dom: the US’s new pizza delivery man