White House Fountain Dyed Green For St. Patrick's Day

Posted on March 17, 2009

Green White House Fountain

The fountain at the White House was turned green today in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The Obama administration says this is a first for the White House grounds. The Obamas brought the green dye tradition with them from Chicago, where the Chicago River was dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

We think it is a great and fun tradition to bring to D.C. from Chicago.

Update: Here is a video of the green-tinted fountain: