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Video shows Chicago River turn green for St. Patrick's Day

Tradition has happened annually for 55 years
Posted at 8:19 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 10:28:04-04

It's that time of year again — in honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Chicago River was dyed green.

 

It took about 15 seconds for the color change, which happened Saturday. This is the 55th year for the tradition, which attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators who typically also view the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

This year, the Irish holiday falls on Friday, March 17.