10 Beautiful Tourist Destinations That Turn Green On St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated almost worldwide, because it is a fun, enjoyable holiday that involves drinking and partying – things that most people can support. Many buildings light up green or have some form of green on them as a way to pay tribute to the Irish patron and exciting holiday. This includes popular buildings, architecture, and even some waterways. This tradition of green landmarks originated in Ireland, and has spread to many different places across the globe. This list is a compilation of ten different tourist destinations that light up green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Christ The Redeemer

This iconic piece in Brazil is covered with green light every year for St. Patrick’s Day.

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House in Australia is lit up with green lights every year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Las Vegas Sign

The “welcome” sign in Las Vegas uses a green light instead of a white one, every March 17th!

Empire State Building

This iconic building in New York City replaces its white lights with green ones once a year!

Edinburgh Castle

The beautiful Edinburgh Castle in Scotland lights up green for St. Patrick’s Day every year.

Sky Tower

The Sky Tower in New Zealand looks stunning in green for St. Patrick’s Day. It also lit up green for the release of the Xbox One.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is surrounded with green light for St. Patrick’s Day!


The Colosseum in Rome lights up green every year on March 17th!

Pyramids Of Giza

In Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza light up green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Niagara Falls

This Canadian natural landmark lights up green every year for St. Patrick’s Day!