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10 Destinations That (Literally) Go Green for St. Patrick's Day

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According to a notorious St. Patrick’s Day tradition, if you are not wearing green on March 17th, you’ll get pinched by a friend … or even a pesky little leprechaun.  These cities have taken the tradition of sporting green to a whole new level. The White House pond gets a transformation that explodes with St. Patty’s-themed shades of green. This vibrant color also makes its mark in Italy, Australia, and many other countries around the world. You might want to follow their lead and throw on some green before you get pinched.

Check out the 10 Destinations That Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day here…

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    The Empire State Building lights up the New York skyline with a touch of green for St. Patrick's Day.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    In honor of St. Patrick's day, the White House dyes their fountain green.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    Miami, Florida gets a makeover on St. Patrick's Day when the Miami Tower goes a bright shade of green.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    The Sydney Opera House stays festive with bright green lights.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • Allianz Arena 6 of 11
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    The gigantic Allianz Arena is a vibrant green in the heart of Munich.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    Chicago really knows how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day -- just check out their green river, a tradition for over 40 years
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, and look over the O'Connell Bridge to see the green River Liffey racing below.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    A beautiful sight is when the London Eye is all lit in green for St. Patrick's Day.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

  • St. Andrew’s Church 10 of 11
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    You can't miss St. Andrew's Church in Dublin, Ireland around this special holiday. It sticks out like a green thumb. 
    Photo via Wikimedia.

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    The Tokyo Tower can't be missed on St. Patrick's Day.
    Photo via Wikimedia.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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