Guangzhou

Canton Tower turns green for St Patrick's Day

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2019-03-19

Canton Tower, Guangzhou's most iconic building, along with another nearly 300 famous buildings across the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, the Empire State Building, and the Egyptian pyramids, was covered in green lights to mark St. Patrick's Day, an Irish holiday, on March 17. Green is Ireland's national color.

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Guangzhou's Canton Tower glows green on St. Patrick's Day on March 17. [Photo/Xinhua]

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has been hosting St. Patrick's Day events for the past seven years, winning it international attention.

This year's event was packed with fun activities, such as a bagpipe performance, tap dancing, and performances by Irish bands, giving the people of Guangzhou a chance to get close and personal with Irish culture.

Cantonese opera performances and choruses sung by Irish children were among the highlights of the event, which also offered a variety of cuisines from around the world.

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An Irish band performs on St Patrick's Day on March 17. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Children from Guangzhou and Ireland give a choir performance on March 17. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A girl wears a green hat and paints her face for St Patrick's Day. [Photo/Xinhua]