CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago unexpectedly dyed the Chicago River green Saturday morning as part of its long-standing tradition to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
The event took place earlier than usual and was not publicized in order to prevent gathering and the spread of COVID-19, city officials said.
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The Riverwalk will also be closed on Saturday to prevent gathering.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
As is tradition, the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 dyed the river bright green. The dyeing of the river dates back to 1962.
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There will be no St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year.