Here's how you can get the St Patrick's Day emoji on Twitter 2 years ago

Here's how you can get the St Patrick's Day emoji on Twitter

But it's not going to be around for long.

There's just days to go until St Patrick's Day.

And now Twitter have joined in the celebration of all things Irish - both at home and across the globe.

The social networking platform announced this week that they have launched a very special Twitter emoji triggered by a range of hashtags around the holiday and Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening campaign.

From March 9 until March 21, any of the hashtags below will trigger a special shamrock emoji.

They are...

#StPatricksDay

#PaddysDay

#GlobalGreening

#LáFéilePádraig

#SãoPatrício

#SanPatrizio

#SanPatricío

#StPatrickEnvert

#SwPatryk

#GrünFürIrland

Commenting on the limited edition Twitter emoji, Twitter Ireland Managing Director, Sinead McSweeney said:

“St Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest national holiday celebrations across the globe and naturally is one of the busiest days on Twitter for Irish-related posts with over 1.5 million St Patrick’s Day related Tweets in 2017 a 290% increase on 2016.

"We want to encourage everyone across the world to join the St. Patrick’s Day conversation on Twitter so we’ve added eight new languages to trigger the emoji. Happy St Patrick’s Day.”

It comes as it was announced that more than 300 stadiums, statues, museums and towers are set to turn green on Saturday.

The fountains in London’s Trafalgar Square, Chimo the Polar Bear statue in Ontario and the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao – the home of Athletic Club Bilbao - will make the switch for St Patrick's Day for the first time.

And, for the first time since 2014, the Sydney Opera House will be turning green as well.