Happy St. Patrick’s Day travelers! In honor of the Irish-turned-world holiday, let’s celebrate the few hours on March 17 that the entire globe goes a bit green, reminding far-flung emigrants of home and those with long-held ties to Ireland of the Emerald Isle. Look at these images of the Green Wave and if you’ve taken any photos, we’d love to see them. Let us know via the comment box below the pictures.
Burj-Al-Arab, in Dubai, goes green for St. Patrick's Day
The Empire State Building in New York is lit up in green
Both sides of Niagara Falls - the Canadian and American - will go green this year
Sky Tower Auckland goes green for March 17
Marking 200 years since Irish convict workers were allowed to mark the saint's day, the Opera House went green in 2010
Table Mountain, South Africa, went emerald green last year
To mark St. Patrick's Day in 2009, the fountains on the north and south lawns of the White House were dyed green
Chicago dyes its river green each year, lasting for about five hours.
The San Antonio River in Texas also turns to green dye for St. Patrick's Day
Every year new landmarks are added to the Emerald Roster. If you have taken photos of any, we’d love to publish them here. Let us know by using the comment box below.
Pleasance is a British travel writer and online content specialist in travel. She has written for numerous publications and sites including Wired, Lucky, Rough Guides and Yahoo! Travel. After working for six years on content and social media at VisitBritain, she is now the Global Content and Social Media Manager for Cheapflights.