Today we celebrate St Patrick’s Day and in light of this, Niagara Falls will be turning green in partnership with “Global Greening” campaign, Tour Ireland’s initiative.
The initiative has been running since 2010 and has grown to become a significant worldwide campaign in which landmarks across the globe turn green to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Niagara Falls Illumination Board says the process is made possible by hundreds of LED lights housed in three locations along the Niagara Gorge, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The organiser shared on the site that “together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed and are illuminated every night of the year beginning at dusk.”
The green light show at Niagara Falls will be just one in a number of displays across the globe. According to the Daily Hive, we will see Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. All this is in aid of the “Global Greening” campaign.
In total there will be 470 major landmarks and sites in 56 countries taking part in the Global Greening this year. According to Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons, “this is the tenth year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and it’s bigger and better than ever this year, with some wonderful new additions like the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Other new sites include Victoria Falls, York’s medieval City Walls, Lord’s Cricket Pavilion in London, Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi and the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA in Japan (where Ireland will play Japan in the Rugby World Cup in September).”
The Niagara Falls, both the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, will turn bright green at 15-minute intervals from 7pm to 2am.
Here’s some highlights from last years “Global Greening” campaign: