Two men having a drink together on St. Patrick's Day.
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O’Shea’s Pub’s annual party celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is in West Palm Beach this weekend, March 11 to 13 for Paddy Fest and then celebrating St. Patrick's Day later in the week on March 17.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the day’s namesake, Saint Patrick, who served as a Christian missionary and bishop. At the age of sixteen, Patrick was kidnapped and forced into slavery by Irish pirates. After six years of slavery, he escaped and returned home to Britain. Patrick then became a cleric in his homeland before deciding to return to Ireland to become known as its patron saint. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on his presumed death day.
Taking place at a pub known for its Irish flair, O’Shea’s block party incorporates all things Irish, including Irish dancing, Irish food, bagpipe playing and live music.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite St. Patrick’s Day attire.
Saturday night, guests can watch the Six Nations Rugby World Cup between Ireland and England.
O’Shea’s Pub will feature a “Kids Zone” on St. Patrick’s Day, complete with games, bounce houses, face painting and cotton candy.
O’Shea’s Pub is in downtown West Palm Beach and has been around for over 28 years. Those interested in attending O’Shea’s Paddy Fest can learn more about the pub’s festival as well as other upcoming events at http://osheaspub.com.