Landmarks The World Over Are Turning Blue For Autism Awareness, And It's Gorgeous

On April Second, buildings turned blue to highlight the global disorder.

Autism is a developmental disability that affects 1 in 88 children. On April 2nd, it has become an annual tradition for landmarks the world over to “Light It Up Blue” to raise awareness for this global disorder. A greater understanding about autism is necessary for several reasons. It’s important to get support for research, but it’s also important to inform others that people with autism are still human and still capable of emotion.

While there is no cure for autism, it is preventable. Helping people understand what leads to the disorder will help reduce the amount of kids born with autism.

Not only is the “Light It Up Blue” event informative, it’s also a beautiful way to look at some of the most famous monuments. Take a look at some of the landmarks that have turned blue over the years. 

The Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza


Great Buddha, Hyogo, Japan


Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada

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Hungarian Parliament, Budapest, Hungary


Christ The Redeemer, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil



Empire State Building, New York, USA 

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Emirates


Shanghai Financial Center, Shanghai, China


La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia


Sydney Opera House



Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy


Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, India

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