HN to light up on Saint Patrick's Day


VGP – The authorities of Ha Noi will hold a ceremony to light up green at Pen Tower at Hoan Kiem (Sword Lake) in response to Ireland’s Global Greening initiative on March 17. 

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After the ceremony, “Ireland Day” will be held to promote relations between Ireland and Viet Nam. 

The Turtle Tower in Ha Noi will join with 300 iconic landmarks of 32 countries world-wide to light up green on the St Patrick’s Day this year. 

The initiative, which celebrates the island of Ireland and St Patrick, first began in 2010 in Sydney and Auckland and has gone strength to attract more and more sites each year.

Ireland opened the Embassy in Viet Nam in 2005. The bilateral ties have unceasingly flourished. 

Every year, over 10,000 Irish visitors visit Viet Nam. The Irish overseas community in Viet Nam includes over 1,000 people who are operating in education and business./.  

By Kim Anh