Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening, which sees major landmarks around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day, has grown from strength to strength. Already a number of new landmarks have signed up to take part in 2015 and many others will come on board as we get closer to St Patrick’s Day. As well as the Colosseum, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Grand Ole Opry, other first timers include the famous Porte de Bourgogne in Bordeaux, the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville, the Jumeirah Etihad Towers hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Town Halls of Munich and Bamberg, the National Sanctuary of Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue) in Lisbon, the Fram polar exploration ship in Oslo, as well as City Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The new sites will join ‘old favourites’ which have gone green in previous years – including Niagara Falls, the London Eye, the Allianz Arena in Munich, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the Sky Tower in Auckland, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Cibeles Fountain and Palace in Madrid and one of last year’s newcomers, the Sleeping Beauty castle at Disneyland® in Paris. And, once again, Chicago will be ‘going all out’ with greenings across the city.