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Photo of the Week -- Going Green for St. Patrick's Day

by / March 18, 2014

Photo caption: The Evoluon in Eindhoven, Netherlands, goes green for St. Patrick's Day. Photo via blogspot.

On Monday, March 17, governments and organizations around the globe celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dressing up their iconic buildings in green -- from the U.S. Capitol to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Architecture magazine compiled a collection of Twitter photos showing how the world collectively showed support for the holiday that originated as patronage to the Christian Saint Patrick, a day upon which tradition dictates that Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are to be lifted -- a tradition that many continue to take full advantage of.