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The 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign goes green for St Patrick's Day.
Traditional ‘greening’ takes place worldwide from March 14 to 17.
In honour of St Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17, iconic monuments have been bathed in green light.
Among those that have turned green are 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.
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.
According to the Irish Tourist Office, around 70 million people around the world consider themselves Irish or of Irish ancestry.
Here’s a look at some of the monuments that went green. – AFP Relaxnews
Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle
The Allianz Arena in Munich
The archaeological city of Petra in Jordan
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Prince’s Palace in Monaco
The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway
The Sydney Opera House
Table Mountain, South Africa
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