One look at your calendar and you know – ’tis the season. No, not of giving, or even goodwill. It’s the season of greening.
You all know St Patrick’s Day reaches well beyond Ireland these days, with March 17th celebrated as the day the world goes green.
The spirit of St Patrick’s Day has essentially hijacked the colour green. Hence the ‘greening’ season when; landmark towers, bridges, hotels, and natural wonders lit up in a fabulous green glow. From Auckland to New York, Madrid to Sydney, the greening knows no bounds or borders.
We know that you guys can get swept up in the green scene too, though. Which is why we’re holding a competition this year in honour of greening season. Share your bright, funny and of course green photos and videos with us, and you could win a trip to Ireland. The competition opens on 25 February on our Facebook page.
Until then, we’ve plenty of greenings up our sleeves. On 17 March, if you’re in London, keep an eye for the HMS Belfast. In North America? Watch the Niagara Falls, Las Vegas ‘welcome’ sign and San Francisco’s City Hall go emerald.
In Europe, expect a green Little Mermaid, Leaning Tower, Prince’s Palace, Allianz Arena, and TV Tower. Down under, we’ll greenify the spectacular Sydney Opera House and Sky Tower in Auckland. We’re most excited about the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, Pyramids and the Sphinx in Egypt, Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Table Mountain in South Africa.
Wondering what such a sight would look like? We have the photos.