One World Trade Center in New York turns green for St Patrick’s day

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More and more  the famous attractions and sites around the world which will go green to mark St Patrick’s Day. This year One World Trade Center in New York will take part in the worldwide celebration of St Patricksday for the first time.

The annual initiative, which sees a host of major landmarks around the world turn green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength, with lots of new landmarks signing up to take part this year.

Joan O’Shaughnessy, Chairman of Tourism Ireland; Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross; Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh; and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative 2017.

The new landmarks for 2017 include:

– One World Trade Center
– City Hall in London
– Heron Tower in London
– Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona
– Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto
– the four principal monuments in Cosenza (Calabria)
– City Hall in Antwerp
– Cloth Hall in Ypres
– Matsue Castle in Japan
– Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea
– A rhino statue in Nairobi National Park
– Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa

And, the famous red carpet in Cannes will become the ‘green carpet’ on 17 March.

St. Patrick’s day

St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. Since eight years buildings and sites all over the world turn green to celebrate the Irish culture.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This is the eighth year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see even more well-known attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved and join our St Patrick’s celebrations. The eagerness of cities and countries everywhere to take part underlines the strength of the deep connection that people all over the world feel to Ireland.

Old favorites

The new sites will join some ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including the London Eye, Nelson’s Column in London, the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj al Arab in Dubai, the Roue de Paris, the ‘Welcome’ sign in Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building in New York, the Sky Tower in New Zealand and the Great Wall of China.

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