Green beer, green donuts, green shirts -- green everything. The world is suddenly awash with emerald, viridian, aquamarine, olive, and lime on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, at least figuratively speaking. In Chicago, however, the flood of green gets a bit more literal, when the city dyes a major stretch of its namesake river bright green to celebrate the holiday.
Thousands of St. Patrick's Day weekend revelers gathered along the eastern branch of the Chicago River for the more than 50-year-old tradition of dyeing the water green on Saturday. And in short order, the river turned an alarmingly green hue that's oddly similar to that of wildfire from Game of Thrones or what you'd imagine nuclear waste to look like. It was beautiful.
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