Chicago tradition shows up in DC

Green water can be seen in the fountain on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2010. (Charles Dharapak)

March 17, 2010 10:11:22 AM PDT
In the Windy City, officials dye the Chicago River green. In Washington, D.C., the White House dyes its fountains green

The request was made by first lady Michelle Obama, according to the White House, because she wanted a reminder of Chicago's St. Patrick's Day tradition.

White House fountains on both the north and south lawns have been dyed for St. Patrick's Day. It's the second time for the tradition.