Monday, 17 March 2014 | MYT 11:35 AM

World's monuments turn green for St Patrick's Day

The 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign goes green for St Patrick's Day.

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

The Berlin TV Tower

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