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Australia’s Big Things go green for St Patrick’s Day

Australia’s Big Things go green for St Patrick’s Day
March 18, 2017

Four of Australia’s landmark ‘big things’ - the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, the Big Merino in Goulburn, the Big Kangaroo in Border Village, South Australia and the Big Tasmanian Devil at Mole Creek - were bathed in green illumination yesterday to mark St Patrick’s Day.

Celebrating Ireland’s national day, 17th March 2017, the big things were participating in Global Greening, a Tourism Ireland marketing initiative that seeks to build on the Irish diaspora and the growing popularity of Ireland as a holiday destination for Australians.

Now in its eighth year, Global Greening will these year see a record 240 landmarks around the world light up in green, with 19 of those in Australia.

They include the Sydney Town Hall and Council House in Perth.

Sydney Opera House was actually one of the first monuments to “go green” back in 2010 when the initiative started.

Tourism Ireland Australia and New Zealand spokesperson Sofia Hansson described the lead-up to St Patrick’s Day as a “really important time” for the tourism board.

She explained “we have a lot of major landmarks going green, and also a lot of quirky ones too.”

Last year, more than 10 million people visited Ireland, with tourism worth 5 billion Euro to the Irish economy.

Images: The Big Kangaroo (top) and Big Banana (below) back Global Greening.

17th March 2017 - NEW ZEALAND LANDMARKS GO GREEN TO CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY 

13th October 2015 - BIG BANANA STARTS WATERPARK OPERATIONS UNDER NEW BRAND 

16th August 2015 - AUSTRALIA URGED TO EMBRACE ITS ICONIC ‘BIG THINGS’ 

22nd June 2015 - BIG PINEAPPLE MUSIC FESTIVAL CO-EXISTS WITH QUEENSLAND ZOO ANIMALS

8th April 2015 - BOGAN SHIRE COUNCIL PROPOSES ‘BIG BOGAN’ STATUE TO BOOST TOURISM

17th July 2012 - SURVEY REVEALS AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE ‘BIG THINGS’ 


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