What The Chicago River Looks Like On St. Patrick’s Day

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1. Every St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago River is dyed green.

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2. They’ve been doing it for 43 years now.

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3. Other cities have tried to do what Chicago does, but no one does it like Chicago.

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4. That’s because they figured out the perfect dye to make the river this vibrant shade of St. Patrick’s Day green.

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5. The dye they use is actually orange (because orange + blue = green, remember?).

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6. And they have a huge parade to go along with it every year.

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7. And I guess that brings in enough revenue to justify dying a river green.

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8. The good news is they only have to do a section of it.

9. This year was especially awesome because there was a flying leprechaun.

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10. Which is pretty remarkable.

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11. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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