Opera House turning green, to be sure!

Famous sites around the world will turn green on St Patrick's Day

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The Opera House as it will look on St Patrick's Day.

The Opera House as it will look on St Patrick's Day.


Global Greening will colour landmarks around the world on March 17.


SYDNEY Opera House will go green on St Patrick’s Day on March 17 as part of the 2019 "Global Greening" initiative

Famous stadiums, statues, museums and towers are set to go green globally to celebrate the national day.

Now in its 10th year, the initiative has gone from strength to strength, with lots of new landmarks signing up to take part this year.

It will be an extra special St Patrick's Day in Sydney, with the St Patrick's Day Festival moving back to The Rocks, marking the 40th anniversary of the first Irish parade through the area in 1979.

The Rocks will be transformed into an Irish village for the day, offering something for everyone - live music, street artists, a parade, children's activities, citizenship ceremony, and live music and dancing. 

The fun kicks off with a street parade at 11am.

The celebrations will be at Dawes Point Park, with the Opera House as a backdrop.

Australian sites getting in on the Global Greening action include Big Kangaroo Border Village, The Big Banana Fun Park, State Library of NSW, Sydney Town Hall, The Bell Tower, Council House and Elizabeth Quay in Perth, and the National Carillon and the Embassy of Ireland in Canberra.