As Bucharest gears up for what seem likely to be the city’s biggest ever St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Casa Poporului landmark is going green to mark Ireland’s national day. Like other landmark buildings around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, The Empire State Building, The Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Burj al Arab in Dubai, Bucharest’s Casa Poporului (the People’s Palace) will be illuminated with green light for St Patrick’s Day.
The lights go on this evening (March 15 ) at 19:00 and Europe’s biggest building will remain lit up in green until Sunday. There are five day’s of events in the capital for St Patrick’s Day this year, kicking off with the ball tonight and followed by a number of events organized in partnership with the Irish Embassy.
Saturday, March 16
19:00 – Irish Music & Dance Gala – Centre for Cultural Projects ArCub,
Sunday, March 17
15:30: The biggest float parade in Continental Europe – George Enescu Square
17:00: Outdoor Concert at Lipscani, Old Town – Córas, Vyvienne Long, Aoife Dermody, U2 Zen Garden, Antonia, VUNK, The Dada, Mojo Band and DJ Kormak Blackbeers
Monday, March 18
19:00 – Classical Music Concert – Vyvienne Long and Adagio String Quartet – at the Anglican Church
Tuesday, March 19
19:00 – Gala concert with Irish soprano and tenor Florin Ormenisan Patricia Brady, Military Orchestra at the Cercul Militar
There are a whole host of other events coming up over the weekend, more details here.