Places Around the World That Turned Green for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2018

Plenty of places all over the world turn a sparkling green for St. Patrick's Day. For all of you who don't know, St. Patrick's Day is held on the 17th of March every year. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in remembrance of St. Patrick, who spread Christianity in Ireland in the fifth century. Here are but a few of the areas around the world that take the celebration to the next level!

The Colosseum—Rome, Italy

It may be over 2,000 years old, but it still looks modern set aglow a sea of green.

Christ the Redeemer Statue—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This statue is an impressive 98-feet tall and springing the 'luck-of-the-Irish." It was sculpted by French artist, Paul Landowski in 1931.

The White House—Washington, D.C.

Every year the capital of the United States' water fountain gets a touch of festive St. Patrick's day cheer. 

The Chicago River—Chicago, Illinois

Every year Leprochans add about 40lbs of dye to the Chicago River. Ok, not really—it's actually the Chicago Plumber's Union. Luckily it dissipates after 24-48 hours, but in the meantime, it looks pretty cool.

Empire State Building—New York City, New York

This beautiful building looks even more amazing in green, yellow, and orange.

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