Since the Global Greening of the world’s most popular tourist attractions on Saint Patrick’s Day began back in 2010, there has been a remarkable uptake in the number of massively famous monuments and buildings taking part.
This year, over 287 globally-recognized monuments are lighting up on March 17, 2018, the iconic Space Needle in Seattle and Chimo the Polar Bear statue in Ontario joins fan favourites the Sydney Opera House, the Colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in lighting up in green in honour of Saint Patrick and of Ireland. This is especially impressive when we think that only two buildings were lit up in green when the initiative started just eight years ago.
This year The Sweater Shop has put together this fascinating infographic that explores all the links to Ireland and we can’t believe how far our little country has travelled.
Let us know which is your favourite?