WATCH: Chicago River Goes Green for St. Paddy’s Day 2014

Dyeing Chicago River Green on St. Patrick's Day 2014The Story Behind Dyeing the River by Dan O'Leary, courtesy A modern day miracle occurs each year as part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade celebration when the Chicago River turns an incredible shade of Irish green. This spectacular transformation ranks right up there with the parting of the sea by Moses and the…2014-03-15T22:35:06.000Z

For the past 43 years, the Chicago River has been dyed green for every St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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Today the city did the same, turning the man-made waterway into a lovely shade of emerald. Check out the time lapse GIF below!