It’s time to brew up a cup of Organo Gold Organic Green Tea and go green in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day today. Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on March 17, to commemorate the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

But this love of the green Irish spirit today spreads well beyond Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades, parties and colorful tributes in many cities and countries across the globe. From Sydney Australia drenching their iconic Opera House in jolly green light to Chicago famously dyeing its waterways bright green, St. Paddy’s day, as it is colloquially known, is a much-loved tradition to many, even those without roots or family in Ireland.

When it comes to a colorful celebration like Saint Patrick’s Day, a picture tells a thousand words — so here are some images of the day being celebrated in Australia, Canada, and the USA in recent years.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to everyone from us here at OG. We’ll be raising a glass of green tea in honor of Saint Patrick — and hope you all go green in your tea consumption on this happy day.

Empire State Building lighted in green, as seen from Bryant Park. (Photo by Jonathan71)

Empire State Building lighted in green, as seen from Bryant Park. (Photo by Jonathan71)

The NYPD Pipes and Drums marching band performing at the Quebec City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

The NYPD Pipes and Drums marching band performing at the Quebec City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Sydney Opera House lit up for St Patrick's Day. (Photo by Mike Young)

Sydney Opera House lit up for St Patrick’s Day. (Photo by Mike Young)

The Chicago River becomes a vibrant green around the city’s enthusiastic Saint Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by J. Crocker)

The Chicago River becomes a vibrant green around the city’s enthusiastic Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. (Photo by J. Crocker)

The water in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. was dyed green for Saint Patrick's Day on March 17, 2011. (Photo courtesy of The White House/Chuck Kennedy)

The water in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C. was dyed green for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2011. (Photo courtesy of The White House/Chuck Kennedy)