INFOGRAPHIC: St. Patrick's Day Yields a Pot of Gold

Mar 13, 2014

The Chicago River is dyed green with 40 lbs. of vegetable dye each year in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, the magical day when everyone is Irish and everything is green. The feast day for the man who banished the snakes from Ireland (figuratively, as no snakes have ever slithered across the Emerald Isle) has become a global celebration of Irish culture, and an economic boon for pub owners, retailers, and the tourism industry. Check out the infographic below for some fun facts about March 17th.

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