These Photos Prove That We Love Dyeing Things Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Two alpaca are dyed green with red and pink harnesses, with cars in the background

Suzanne Feliciano / AP

Turtleneck (left) and Squeller, two alpacas wearing green-dyed coats courtesy of their owner, Deborah Westerfield, participate in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 16, 2001, in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Left, a green dog in a sweater walks on a road. right, a man with green hair and his face painted white and green

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Left: Jack the dog sports his Irish green paint job as he marches in the St. Patrick’s Day parade, March 13, 2005, in Baltimore. Right: an attendee at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York on March 17, 2001.

A view of the white house with a fountain in the foreground, the fountain is dyed green

The water in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House is seen dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day in Washington, DC, on March 17, 2021.

a green beer tower with two hats on the right and a man adjusting it in a st patrick's day hat on the right

A server prepares green beers during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Sheraton Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia, on March 14, 2014.

Niagara Falls at night with mist and green lights that make it look green, with a town in the background

Don Heupel / Associated Press

The Niagara River flows over the Horseshoe Falls section of Niagara Falls, painted in green light to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2001, in New York.

left, a woman with shamrock stickers on her face and green hair, right, a man with a fake green beard and a facepainted green face and a green hat

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Left: Shamrocks dot the face and hat of this viewer at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1999. Right: One of the many faces watch the parade through the streets of Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2001, which was postponed from the traditional March 17 due to the foot and mouth disease crisis.

An aerial view of the chicago river dyed bright green with bridges and buildings

An aerial picture shot with a drone shows the Chicago River as it flows through downtown after it was dyed green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 13, 2021.

a hand pets a dog dyed green who is wearing a little hat and beads

Dressed in her best St. Patrick’s Day green, Lucky, a 7-year-old dog from Minnelon, Florida, gets a pat on the head, March 17, 2004, during the 180th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah, Georgia.

a kid with green hair and wearing green clothes sticks his tongue out and squats next to a bike with green ribbons and a balloon

Julie Scheidegger / AP

Four-year-old Evan Sanders contemplates a problem with a green ribbon in his bike chain prior to the start of the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17, 2005, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

A green and white cake that reads happy saint patrick's day

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St. Patrick’s Day–themed baked goods on sale at a supermarket in New York on March 14, 2015.

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