Every year, on 17 March over 70 famous locations around the world are illuminated in green for St. Patrick’s Day. Iconic buildings, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building or Burj-al-Arab in Dubai participate in this event. Bucharest first joined this initiative in 2013 by illuminating the Palace of Parliament.
This year, on 16 and 17 March, the Hotel InterContinental, Bucharest and The National Theatre, Bucharest will be illuminated in green for the second year in a row on the occasion of the National Day of Ireland. Green is the national color of Ireland and the illumination of these famous buildings will highlight the links between Ireland and Romania.
The launch of the Greening will take place on Monday, 16 March 2015, 18:00, in the foyer of the National Theatre of Bucharest. On this occasion, there will be speeches by Ambassador Gerard Corr and Mr. Ion Caramitru, Director of the National Theatre. The event will continue with a brief show of Irish traditional music and dance by The Blackbeers music band and dancing groups Irish Way and STEYsha.
Access is allowed on an invitation basis.
This initiative takes place with the support of the Municipality of Bucharest, the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest, the National Theatre of Bucharest and the sponsors Romania Ireland Business Association (RIBA), Benclinov and Associates, Avalon, Vivre.ro, CiTi Bank, Ionescu & Sava, British American Tobacco, Tri-Ant Technologies and Forsage Holdings, a press release from the Embassy of Ireland in Bucharest reads.