Thousands showed up downtown Chicago for the city’s annual Saint Patrick's Day festivities. The traditional dyeing of the Chicago River began at 9:15 a.m. Saturday near Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. The Parade stepped off at 11:50 Saturday from Columbus and Balbo and travelling north to Wacker.
Politicians, including Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
It is estimated that more than 33 million Irish-Americans and their compatriots around the world celebrate Saint Patrick's Day festivities. Saint Patrick's Day ranks among the calendar's biggest drinking days in Chicago. Celebrations included countless pub crawls, corned beef and cabbage followed by more than a few hungover lazy Sunday's.
Here are photos of many Chicagoan's watching and participating the Chicago's Saint Patrick's Day Parade and dyeing the river green.
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