St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Thousands of people around the world are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Almost 70 landmarks around the world are being illuminated green this weekend in honour of the patron saint of Ireland.

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Chicago dyes its river green for St. Patrick's Day

A man dressed as a leprechaun hovers over the Chicago River. Credit: Reuters TV

Chicago continued its 51-year tradition of colouring it's river green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

The crowds cheered as Chicago's river was dyed emerald green. Credit: Reuters TV

Thousands of revellers watched the festivities from the bridges as the water was dyed emerald green before the city's parade.


Pyramids and sphinx turned green for St Patrick's Day

Egypt's pyramids and sphinx have been illuminated in green light to mark St Patrick's Day tomorrow.

The pyramids and Sphinx in Giza, Egypt lit up green for St. Patrick's Day Credit: Tourism Ireland

They are one of almost 70 famous landmarks around the world that are being lit up to celebrate Ireland's National Day, according to Tourism Ireland.

Other green landmarks include Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.

The pyramids and sphinx are among several landmarks illuminated in green for the celebration. Credit: Tourism Ireland

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