It seems like the St. Patrick鈥檚 Day celebrations get bigger and bigger every year. Between the costumes, the huge parades and everything in between, it鈥檚 *definitely* the perfect excuse to get your party on. But these celebrations aren鈥檛 just going on in the US. The whole world is in on this gig, and the traditions keep getting crazier. Think: teeny tiny parades, dogs in costumes and giant buildings all lit up in green. Scroll through to check out where the wackiest St. Patrick鈥檚 Day traditions are happening.


1. Chicago River: Every year, Chicago dumps lots of eco-friendly vegetable dye into their river to color it green for the holiday. You can hop on a boat to enjoy all the green, or you can walk along the river with hundreds of other wannabe leprechauns. Either way, it will be a St. Patrick鈥檚 day you won鈥檛 soon forget. (Photo via Scott Olson/Getty)


2. San Antonio River Walk: San Antonio is also known for dyeing their river green, but they kick it up a notch. Instead of taking to the streets, the peeps of Texas gather around the River Walk and watch an epic parade float along the water. *Books flight to Texas* (via River Walk)

NEW YORK - MARCH 17: Members of the FDNY Pipes and Drum Band march on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Graham Morrison/Getty Images)

3. World鈥檚 Largest St. Patrick鈥檚 Day Parade, NYC: Leave it to NYC to have the largest St. Patrick鈥檚 Day parade in the world 鈥 yep, even bigger than Ireland. In true New York fashion, it lasts about six hours and marches up Fifth Avenue. You鈥檒l see dancers, Irishmen and bagpipers galore. (Photo via Graham Morrison/Getty)


4. Shortest Parade in Arkansas: The world鈥檚 largest parade is cool and all, but Hot Springs, Arkansas decided that pint-sized parades are where it鈥檚 at. Yep, Arkansas is home of the shortest celebration, clocking in at just 98 feet. This leaves plenty of time to party and a short distance to pub crawl it up. (via World鈥檚 Shortest St. Patrick鈥檚 Day Parade)

401191 06: Swimmers run towards the Atlantic Ocean to swim February 16, 2002 during the 8th Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Sea Isle City, NJ. Approximately 300 swimmers braved the cold water to help raise money for Sea Isle City. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

5. Ri Ra Portland Plunge: Looking to jump in some really cold water on St. Patrick鈥檚 Day? Head to Portland, Maine to plunge into the deep blue sea and benefit the Children鈥檚 Burn Foundation while you鈥檙e at it. After the plunge, they offer a free breakfast buffet and beer. (Photo via William Thomas Cain/Getty)


6. Four-Day Festival聽in Dublin: Of course Ireland knows how to celebrate St. Patrick鈥檚 Day! Their Dublin parade lasts not one, not two, but FOUR full days. The festivities include huge floats, gorgeous costumes and plenty of beer drinking. (via St. Patrick鈥檚 Festival)


7. Sydney Opera House: While Australia doesn鈥檛 dye their water green, they do light up the Opera House in Sydney. This architectural showstopper is definitely worth gawking at and celebrating all night long. (Photo via Brendon Thorne/Getty)


8. Dog Parade in Tokyo: Parades with floats are so #basic. Tokyo gives their parade an extra cute addition by marching with pups. Watching dogs march down the street in adorable St. Patrick鈥檚 Day costumes? Sounds ruff. (Photo via Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty)


9. Selfridge鈥檚 in Birmingham: At Selfridge鈥檚 in Birmingham, UK, the celebrating doesn鈥檛 stop at fun t-shirts and costumes. Instead, they amp up the festivity by lighting their store in a bright green hue. This would make for some epic photos with your decked-out-in-green getup. (Photo via Elliot Brown/Flickr Creative Commons)


10. Costume Contest in Buenos Aires: Any holiday that gives you an excuse to DIY a costume is the best kind of holiday. In Buenos Aires, they hold a fairy and leprechaun costume contest each year. Do you think the winner gets free beer for life? Wishful thinking鈥 (Photo via Stuart C. Wilson/Getty)

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