It’s always amazing to see this ‘green river’ … love it!!
[note: the dyeing of the Chicago River in honor of St. Patrick’s Day is an annual event. This is a repost with some added pictures – I hope you enjoy it and, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” from Chicago!
Irish eyes must certainly be smiling again this year with the annual green dyeing of the Chicago River in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
Let’s take a quick jaunt down memory lane to see how this tradition transformed the way Chicagoans view St. Patrick’s Day.
In 1962, Mayor Richard J. Daley advocated to his old school friend (and Chicago Plumbers Union business manager) Stephen Bailey, that part of Lake Michigan be dyed green to celebrate to St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. Bailey proposed a more practical suggestion: dye the Chicago River green instead. Thus became a ritual steeped in mystery as to the actual concoction from which the dye is made. …
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