• Posted:Monday, February 15, 2010
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Go green in Sydney
Those staying in hostels in Sydney this March may like to keep their cameras at the ready on the 17th of the month, as I've just found out that the powers that be down under are planning on lighting up the Opera House in a delightful fashion in order to celebrate St Patrick's Day with relish.

Apparently, the authorities will be turning the iconic building green all over to help ring in the big day, part of festivities that are intended to mark 200 years of the event in Australia, which was first recognised in 1810, when convict workers from the Emerald Isle were provided entertainment by New South Wales governor Lachlan Macquarie.

What's more, anyone on holiday may like to make a note of the date March 21st, as there's a St Patrick's Day Parade taking place, as well as a Family Day Concert being put on in Hyde Park, which is free for all to attend. What fun! (And don't despair if you're travelling about in Oz, as, according to the Irish Echo, there are also other events planned in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, so you won't miss out.)

And if you haven't booked your ticket to Australia yet (and money is not an object), consider doing it to coincide with Mardi Gras, as well as the green transformation of the Opera House. According to Gay Today, this particular festival is unrivalled and is massively popular around the world, so a trip to Sydney at this time - February 19th to March 7th - could prove to be the best decision you ever made.

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