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The Sydney St. Patrick's Day Organisation, in partnership with Tourism Ireland, is turning the iconic Sydney Opera House green on St Patrick's Day. This is a welcomed return for the Sydney Opera House, having last been lit up in 2014 under this initiative.
Now in its ninth year, Sydney joins a host of other international cities to take part in the 'Global Greening'. The iconic Sydney Opera House will join other Australian sites getting in on the action, including the Big Kangaroo Border Village, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Town Hall, The Bell Tower, Council House and Elizabeth Quay in Perth and QPAC in Brisbane.
Among this year's global landmarks to turn green are the iconic fountains in London's Trafalgar Square, the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Sky Tower in Auckland, Niagara Falls and the London Eye.
President of the Sydney St. Patrick's Day Committee Robert Kineavy said: 'as the national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick's Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Renowned as a day that fills our hearts and minds with Irish pride and the streets with all things green, 2018 is shaping up to be another big year for Sydney'
The Sydney family celebrations traditionally take place on the Sunday and this year will be no different. Festivities are set to kick off on Sunday 18 March at the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. There will be jumping castles, face painting, Irish music and dancing, food and drink stalls. For full details, you can read more here.
Image Courtesy of the St Patricks Day Organisation Facebook Page