Happy St Patrick’s Day 2016 in Brussels

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Brussels St Patrick's Day
Photo by Peter Cavanagh

The #GoGreen4PatricksDay online campaign is part of Tourism Ireland’s extensive programme of consumer, media and trade promotions under way across the world this spring, and, of course, on St Patrick’s Day.

Colosseum_GreeningTourism Ireland earlier announced details of some of the famous attractions and sites around the world which will join its Global Greening initiative this year to mark St Patrick’s Day. From Rome to Rio and from London to Las Vegas, a host of major landmarks and iconic sites around the world will be illuminated in green around 17 March – including the Coliseum in Rome, the Grand Place in Brussels, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, 7 World Trade Centre at Ground Zero in New York, Nelson’s Column in London and even the light rail system in Addis Ababa.

Actor Liam Neeson lends his voice to Tourism Ireland film celebrating the greenest day of the year and invites the world to visit the island of Ireland. Neeson said: “I’m delighted to be helping Tourism Ireland celebrate St Patrick’s Day. It will be wonderful to see the world turn green again on 17 March as nations come together to celebrate the fun and warmth of the Irish.”

Great-Wall_GreeningThe 60-second film features the voice of the famous actor in 15 countries around the world – to encourage prospective holidaymakers to come and visit the island of Ireland this year. The film includes wonderful footage shot around Ireland, interwoven with some great images from Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative, which sees famous hundreds of landmarks and iconic sites across the globe illuminated in green each year to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

There are plenty of options in Brussels for celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Irish bars across the city.