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

My stomach hurts now, and most of these things aren't even edible. I'm sorry? You're welcome? Why are we like this?


Two alpaca are dyed green with red and pink harnesses, with cars in the background
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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
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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
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A server prepares green beers during St. Patrick's Day celebrations at the Sheraton Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia, on March 14, 2014.

Left, a father and three kids in t shirts, all with green hair. right, a man with a green beard and goggles
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Left: A family with dyed green hair at the St. Patrick's Day festival at Ponce Circle Park in Florida. Right: A man wearing St. Patrick's Day beer glasses in an undated photo.

a man with green fingernails and green hair holds up a beer for the camera
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Rob Highsted gets into the swing of St. Patrick's Day with painted green nails and hair outside Murphys Bar in Auckland, New Zealand.

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

a man in a green wig chugs green beer with some of it dripping, a woman drinks green beer behind him
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Contestants drink green beer at the first stage of the annual three-legged race, on St Patrick's Day in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 17, 2005. Participants are given free beer at seven Irish pubs across the city and the pair who finish in the least amount of time are declared the winners.

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
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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
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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
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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.

left, a closeup with a man with a green mustache, right a white dog dyed green carried by a man in a striped shirt
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Left: Charles Anderson sports a green mustache on March 16, 2005, while walking on River Street in Savannah, Georgia, before the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Right: Dennis McNell dyed his dog, Coco, a bright shade of green for the St. Patrick's Day parade in San Francisco in March 2007.

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.