Iconic landmarks globally are turning green for St. Patrick’s Day 2019

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner (17 March), the world is set to be lit up in green thanks to Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative. Iconic landmarks globally will turn green in celebration of all things Irish, including the Sydney Opera House, Victoria Falls, the Colosseum, the Christ the Redeemer statue and the London Eye.

St. Patrick's Day 2019

Other spots in Australia that are turning green for St. Patrick’s Day include:

  • State Library of New South Wales
  • Sydney Town Hall
  • The Big Kangaroo (Rooey II), Border Village
  • The Big Banana Fun Park, Coffs Harbour
  • National Carillon, Canberra
  • Embassy of Ireland, Canberra
  • Crown Perth
  • Matagarup Bridge, Perth
  • Perth Bell Tower
  • Perth Council House
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth
  • Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Yagan Square, Perth
  • Perth Airport
St. Patrick's Day 2019

In addition to having the sails of the Opera House lit up, this year will mark an extra special St. Patrick’s Day for Sydney. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival is set to return to the Rocks, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first Irish parade through the area in 1979. Celebrations will kick off with a street parade from 11am and continue at Dawes Point Park which will be hosting live music, dancing, street artists, children’s activities, a citizenship ceremony and more.

The weekend of St. Patrick’s Day 2019 will be see celebrations happening all over Australia:

Adelaide Oval  – Sunday 17th March

Brisbane Irish Festival – Saturday 16th March

Melbourne Irish Festival – Sunday 17th March

Sydney St. Patrick’s Day – Sunday 17th March

Perth St. Patrick’s Festival – Saturday 16th March

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