By Zack Nechvatal

What’s green and runs backwards? Why, the Chicago river before the downtown Saint Patrick’s Day parade of course!

The big day is this Saturday and you could be the first to cast the dye (pun intended). This is how it’s done.

Listen below, as Mike Butler and crew go behind the scenes of dyeing the Chicago River GREEN! Butler describes the trials and tribulations of dyeing the river for the past 50 years. He also goes on to tell us where we got the idea from and who else is begging for his secret to success.

The crew had only dyed one other river, the Liffey River in Dublin, Ireland.

Mike Butler Talks About Dying The Chicago River [LISTEN]

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but no one celebrates the season like Chicagoans.

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