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Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St. Patrick’s Day 2019

To mark the 10th year of Global Greening and to celebrate this unique global campaign, Tourism Ireland is launching a new book, called Ireland’s Greening of the World. It tells the story of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening since it began in 2010 and how it has since captured the imagination of people everywhere.

Tourism Ireland, 2019 will be the biggest Global Greening to date, with some 420 sites in 53 different countries signed up to take part this year. From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of famous buildings and sites around the world will be turning a shade of green over the coming holiday.

Quirky ‘Greenings’ for 2019 include:

  • Pari Roller in Paris: One of the biggest street-skating events in the world, which will see hundreds of roller-skaters gliding through the streets of the French capital. They’ll stop at the Palais de Chaillot, where they’ll carry bright green glow sticks.
  • St Patrick’s Bike Parade in Amsterdam: A festive green procession of bicycles, with the bike wheels illuminated with green LED lights. The parade will bring together two cultures: the bike (iconic for Amsterdam) and St Patrick’s Day (known for parades and turning the world green).
  • ‘Niki’ Cathay Pacific DC-3 airplane in Hong Kong: A replica of Cathay Pacific’s second airplane, located in Cathay City, the headquarters of Cathay Pacific.
  • A leopard statue called ‘Chiu’ in Kenya: a statue in Karura Forest in Nairobi, made by a local artist from re-cycled scrap metal.
  • ‘Mac the Moose’ in Moose Jaw, SK: A steel and concrete sculpture of a moose, standing 32 feet tall.
  • Perlan in Reykjavík: a futuristic, revolving glass-domed restaurant on the top of Öskjuhlíð hill in the Icelandic capital.
  • The world’s largest Muskoka chair in Gravenhurst: At 21 feet high, this distinctive, outdoor chair made of wood is in Gravenhurst, ON.
  • The Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh: The world’s largest fiddle, on Cape Breton Island.
  • Two of Australia’s famous ‘Big Things’: The Big Banana and The Big Kangaroo
  • A carp statue, called ‘Fridolin’, in the town of Höchstadt an der Aisch, in Bavaria.
  • The Wawa Goose: An 8.5 metre, metal goose statue, which stands along the TransCanada Highway outside the small town of Wawa in northern Ontario.

It’s always fun to see whats green for St. Patricks Day. I love the Chicago River a vibrant green!

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