Some of Earth’s most famous sights – including the Pyramids of Egypt and Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue – will be lit up green today.
The Sydney Opera House, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj al Arab in Dubai, Table Mountain in South Africa, New York’s Empire State Building and Berlin’s TV Tower will be among others to pay tribute to Ireland with emerald lighting.
It is hoped the celebration will remind people from all over the world of Ireland’s appeal in a bid to boost future visitor numbers.
The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx were lit green last night, as part of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ initiative for St Patrick’s 2013. Pic: Tourism IrelandGreen light bulbs have been installed around the iconic ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, as part of Tourism Ireland’s ‘Global Greening’ initiative for St Patrick’s 2013. Pic: Las Vegas News BureauThe ‘greened’ Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, as it will appear when the sun sets today, as part of Tourism Ireland’s global greening on St Patrick’s Day. Pic: Tourism Ireland.Trinity College is turned green as St Patrick's festival celebrations commence. Picture date: Thursday March 14, 2013. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire.Tourism Ireland photo dated 13/03/13 of the Arab-Irish Alfardan family standing in front of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, which has been lit green for Tourism Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Photo: Tourism Ireland/PA WireGovernment Buildings is turned green as St Patrick's festival celebrations commence. Picture date: Thursday March 14, 2013. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire PA.The EDF London Eye is lit green by Tourism Ireland to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London on Monday March 11, 2013. Photo: David Parry/PA Wire PA.Here’s what the Allianz Arena in Munich will look like when it goes green for St Patrick’s Day at 7pm tonight.