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Iceland Goes Green for St. Patrick’s

Reykjavík’s main landmarks, Perlan glass dome, Hallgrímskirkja church and Harpa concert and conference hall, were illuminated with a green light today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish national day, which is celebrated tomorrow, March 17.

The initiative is part of the ‘Greenification of the World’ campaign launched by the Irish Tourism Board six years ago and now Reykjavík landmarks have joined the Colosseum in Rome, the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Sacre Coeur in Paris, the Sydney Opera House and the Great Wall in China, among other constructions, Vísir reports.

“We’re very pleased that Iceland will now for the first time take part in the ‘Greenification of the World,’” said Aileen Hickey, managing director of the Irish Tourism Council in the Nordic countries.

“The ‘Greenification’ will provide us with an opportunity to strengthen the friendly relations between Iceland and Ireland and further increase the interest of Icelanders in Ireland and its great heritage,” Hickey stated.

Hickey mentioned that the relationship would further be strengthened with scheduled flights with Wow Air between Keflavík International Airport and Dublin, set to begin in June.

Here’s a link to a video of the green buildings in Reykjavík.

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