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Dying the Chicago River Green for St. Patricks Day

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Every year, the Chicago River is dyed green for the St. Patricks Day parade. This time-lapse video taken yesterday may seem like it’s in black-and-white at first, but that’s just the colors of the city. It’s a slight shock when the green starts! The dumping was done by members of the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130. Here’s a view from a little closer to the action.

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The area of the greening was restricted somewhat by construction further up the river. The green only lasted for the day, but brightened things up for the parade.


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