Sydney Opera House to go green for Paddy’s Day

Sydney’s Opera House will join South Africa’s Table Mountain and Auckland’s Sky Tower and other international landmarks in going green for St Patrick’s Day.

 
 

Sydney Opera House goes green

SYDNEY’S Opera House will join South Africa’s Table Mountain and Auckland’s Sky Tower in going green for St Patrick’s Day.

As celebrations kick off around the world on Saturday, Sydney will put its own touch on the shenanigans.

The Opera House sails will be lit green in tribute to the nation’s Irish immigrants.

Other global landmarks to go green for the Paddy’s Day celebrations include Italy’s ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’, Niagara Falls, San Francisco’s Coit Tower, the Cibeles fountain in Madrid, an entire town on the Costa Blanca in Spain, the Brussels Town Hall, Vienna’s Burgtheater and the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.

In England, the London Eye and Selfridges department store have also been given the ‘green light’ and even the Municipal Stadium in Poznan, Poland, where Ireland will play two matches in this summer’s European Football Championships (the Euros), has been added to the greening list.

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said the displays will bring a smile to the faces of people around the globe.

“We are absolutely delighted that so many well-known sites and attractions are eager to come on board with us and join in our celebration next weekend,” he said.

The Sydney Opera House sails were first lit green on St Patrick’s Day in 2010.  - AAP with sources

Is there a global celebration that rivals St Patrick’s Day? Tell us below: