It's St. Patrick's Day, 2014 today, and the Jersey Shore traditions have already happened - the Seaside Heights parade (our 30th) was last weekend. Belmar held their annual march a couple weekends ago, even Asbury Park joined in on the fun this year with their inaugural St. Patrick's Day parade. But one of the most unique American St. Patrick's Day traditions happens in the heartland...

For over 50 years now, the Chicago River is dyed green on their annual parade day.

One thing I've always wondered, though, is how do they do it exactly? What do they use? Is it safe? Where does it all go after the parade?

Well, to answer those questions and then some, you can click here for a pretty comprehensive article from The Daily Mail, and check out the video below to actually see the process being done:

 


 
What's your favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Tell us in the comments!