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St. Patrick's Day occasions kick off in Chicago with river dyeing, downtown parade


CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago River was dyed emerald Saturday morning inexperienced forward of the 69th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Hundreds watched because the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Native Union 130 poured their secret however environmentally pleasant dye formulation into the river. Curiously, it begins as an orange powder and that turns inexperienced because it hits the river.

Watch because the plumbers union dyes the Chicago River inexperienced for St. Patrick’s Day 2024.

The annual custom dates again to 1962.

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Although Chicago is arguably essentially the most well-known metropolis to show its river inexperienced, different cities have concocted their very own dyes together with Savanna, Georgia and San Antonio, Texas.

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Led by the Shannon Rovers, the parade stepped off at midday from Columbus and Balbo.

Sunday, the enjoyable continues with the South Side Irish Parade in addition to the Northwest Side Irish Parade.

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