Green rivers are St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Green rivers are St. Patrick’s Day traditions – It is one thing to wear green or paint a green shamrock on your cheek, but dyeing an entire river green is an immense and awe-inspiring homage to St. Patrick’s Day.

Green rivers are St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Even though the first color associated with St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was blue, eventually green became the hue of choice to commemorate his work and the holiday established in his honor. Because Ireland is dominated by green, rolling hills, the country is affectionately known as the Emerald Isle. And green clothing and decorations have become the standard each March during St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Green rivers are St. Patrick's Day traditions - It is one thing to wear green or paint a green shamrock on your cheek, but dyeing an entire river green is an immense and awe-inspiring homage to St. Patrick's Day. - Chicago River Dyed Green
Chicago River Dyed Green | Photo Compliments MetroCreative

Since 1962, the vast undertaking of dyeing a river a bright shade of green has been a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in Chicago. Tom Rowan, a 76-year-old retired police officer, handles the task, and his methods are top secret. The Chicago River has been transformed into a verdigris waterway every year, with the exception of 2020, when COVID-19 halted holiday plans. However, someone other than Rowan managed to dye portions of the river green in 2020.

While the Chicago River is the most prominent green river on St. Patrick’s Day, others currently emulate the same effects or have done so in the past. The Irish Marching Society decided to bring the tradition to Rockford, Ill., and dye Rock River last year. San Antonio, TX; Savannah, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C. all have dyed various rivers green. In 2020, city officials in Dublin, Ireland, intended to dye the River Liffey green as well.

Nontoxic dyes and environmentally safe products are used to produce the green hues. Some stick around for a few hours, while others may last for days until they dissipate. While they last, green rivers can produce dramatic effects that are fun to behold.

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St. Patrick’s Day Blog Posts

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  3. A-Z of St. Patrick’s Day
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  5. Colors of St. Patrick’s Day
  6. Don’t mistake a shamrock for any old clover
  7. Harp
  8. Irish Flag
  9. Meaning behind popular St. Patrick’s Day symbols
  10. Meaning behind the shamrock
  11. Millions of People Claim Irish ancestry
  12. Origins of the leprechaun myth
  13. Prayer of St. Patrick
  14. Rainbows
  15. St. Patrick’s Day
  16. Top 5 Countries with Irish populations
  17. Unique, mysterious and lesser-known facts about Ireland
  18. Wearing orange instead of Green on St. Patrick’s Day
  19. Who was St. Patrick
  20. Why does the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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