Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick’s day is a big celebration where the Irish traditionally wear green not just because of Ireland’s nickname “The Emerald Isle” (due to the vast greenery throughout the island) but because St.Patrick’s revellers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green abstainers.

A celebration is to be held with big parades, music and Irish dancing, Irish beer and whiskey are added to the festivities as well as the Irish flag, the Shamrock and not to forget the lucky Leprechaun.

According to the legend, the fairies pay the leprechauns for their work with golden coins, which they collect in large “pots of gold” often associated with leprechauns. The legend says that if you catch a leprechaun, you can force him to tell you where he hid his pot of gold.

At Almond Art, we have lots of St. Patrick’s day themed products for you to choose from including fondant, also known as sugar paste, cupcake cases & wraps, cake & cupcake toppers, place name cards, for all those big celebrations, food colours & edible sprinkles, pastry, cookie or sugarcraft cutters & a selection of very useful stencils.

Take a look at our St. Patrick’s day selection on our website and be inspired.