Saint Patrick’s Day is Thursday and the Chicago River is turning green.
It’s a tradition that dates back to 1962. The powder used to dye the river is said to be environmentally safe.
It goes in orange and then turns a luminescent kelly green once it hits the water.
The river-dying is followed by the downtown Saint Patrick’s Day parade.
The luck o’ the Irish is flowing through Chicago, but also Philadelphia as the cities celebrated Saint Patrick’s day this weekend.
Bagpipers bellowed through the streets of Chicago, where not even a steady drizzle could fizzle their spirits. Those wearing green were seen for blocks, brightening up the gray day as those born Irish and those Irish for the day bonded. Bagpipers also marched through the city of brotherly love, as Philadelphia’s parade marched on. Onlookers cheered and Irish dancers stepped up to entertain the crowd.