The Sydney Opera House will turn a vibrant shade of green this weekend as part of the 2019 ‘Global Greening’ initiative to celebrate St Patrick’s Day across the world.

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

The greening, now in its tenth year, has grown from strength to strength, with lots of new landmarks signing up to take part this year.

St Patricks Day

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

The area will be transformed into an Irish Village for the day, a sea of green – offering something for everyone; live music, street artists, a parade, children’s activities, a citizenship ceremony, and live music and dancing.

Other Aussie site that will go green this year include The Big Banana, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney Town Hall, Elizabeth Quay in Perth and the Embassy of Ireland in Canberra.

Sofia Hansson, Manager Tourism Ireland, Australia and New Zealand said with many Australians having ancestral links to the island of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day was “a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage.”

Meanwhile Insight Vacations is celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year by ‘Going Green’ and highlighting its sustainability efforts as part of its Insight Cares initiatives.

During the past year Insight Vacations Australian staff did an impressive 258.50 volunteer hours with a charity of their choice, seeing them plant over 36 acres of trees, or nearly 30 football fields.


In celebration of going green for St Patrick’s Day – travellers can fly to Ireland from $899 return when booking a 2019 itinerary by March 31st.

How are you celebrating St Patricks Day this year?