Celebrate St. Patty’s in Chicago

The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just part of a huge holiday in Chicago, which has a long Irish cultural background. Festivities start with the dyeing of the Chicago River green at 10:45 am, a tradition that started in 1962. Dubbed the “Irish miracle”, the dye used actually goes in the river orange, and as some say, gets a leprechaun’s help to then turn into its true shade of kelly green. The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011 takes place on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 12 noon.

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