Timelapse: Chicago River turning green

Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day (Courtesy: Peter Tsai YouTube)
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day (Courtesy: Peter Tsai YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Peter Tsai’s YouTube video shows just what goes into turning the Chicago River the bright green hue it becomes every year around this time.

All the hard work turns into seconds!

According to a website dedicated to the event, turning the Chicago River green has been unique to Chicago for more than 40 years. Most people do not know that this is a privately funded operation, which gets more expensive each year.

Check out the site for more of the story behind the magic that makes the green river happen.

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