The twelfth annual "Global Greening" of Tourism Ireland was a record in terms of the number of Croatian cities and municipalities that participated and the number of locations in the entire country. The Irish National Day, St. Patrick’s Day, was once again celebrated in Zagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split, Pula, Dubrovnik and Varaždin. And this year Hvar and Oriovac joined the initiative for the first time.
Dubrovnik joined in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations by lighting the Small Onofrio Fountain at the end of Stradun in the Old City of Dubrovnik green from 7:00pm last night.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said “2021 marks the 12th year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and each year I am delighted to see so many attractions and landmark sites wishing to get involved and to mark St Patrick’s Day. More than 70 million people around the world claim links to the island of Ireland and St Patrick’s Day is a truly unique opportunity to reconnect them with their heritage.”