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
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