Going green: St Patrick’s Day in Chicago – Thursday Travel Picture

chicago green river

Dying the river green to mark St Patrick’s Day  began in 1962 and remains one of the city’s most cherished traditions.
It began when a leading member of the union representing plumbers noticed that dye used to detect river pollution stained a co-worker’s overalls bright green. He decided to try it on a bigger scale and the rest is history…
The  Chicago Plumbers union still sponsor the city’s week long celebrations.

Happy St Patrick’s Day for tomorrow. I shall be celebrating somewhere in Brighton…in a very traditonal way!

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