St. Patrick wasn't actually Irish. Did you know this? We didn't know until several years ago when I decided to do some research with the kids at the library. St. Patrick was actually English. When he was a teenager he was kidnapped by pirates and brought to Ireland as a slave. Later he escaped and fled back to his homeland and then returned to Ireland years later as a Christian missionary. Many people were converted and baptized.
This morning we took just a moment to read about St. Patrick before eating our green breakfast. A friend suggested this idea to me a couple of years ago and we've now made it our tradition as well. The kiddos love it!