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Saint Patrick’s Day is the national holiday of Ireland, an OECD member country. However, the day has become quite a global event and on 17 March the Château de la Muette, the home of the OECD in Paris, turned green, making the OECD the first international organisation to do so for Saint Patrick’s Day.

It joined other global iconic landmarks such as: Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris; the pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the Colosseum in Rome; the Empire State Building in New York; Sydney Opera House; Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro; the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi; Ljubljana Castle; the Prince’s Palace of Monaco; the Great Wall of China; Munich Town Hall; the London Eye;  the Spire of Dublin; and many more buildings and monuments around the world.

See for more spectacular images. 

©OECD Observer 302 Q1 2015

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