DISCLAIMER: This article was published for April Fool’s Day (April 1).
We all know and love the St. Patrick’s Day tradition of dyeing the Chicago river green. Now, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s all about embracing the transient and blooming nature of spring in the city!
Just in time for a gorgeous cherry blossom season and the extravagant tulips displayed along Michigan Avenue, the city is instituting a vibrant new tradition starting this year and it involves turning the iconic Chicago river a Springtime Pink.
While the St. Patrick’s day green is created using a secret vegetable dye, the Pink River committee is revealing their patented blend this time around.
With plans to use a series of natural properties and elements, officials note that they spent a good deal of time figuring out the right balance of dark pink beets, rhubarb, cherry blossoms, pink grapefruit, raspberries, and dragon fruit that would be bright enough to turn the combined 156 miles of the river the right shade of Spring Time Pink.
In speaking with committee members, they make a point to note that the ingredients used in this experiment are all natural and similar to creating a delicious fruit-infused beverage!
What do you think about this endeavor? Check back later for more information on the official commemorative event scheduled for early next week!