Posts Tagged ‘St Urho’s Day’

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This is a busy and festive week. Friday was Pi Day, Saturday the Ides of March, today–Sunday– is St Urho’s Day and tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day.  Your friend, Wabi Sabi, is reeling with festival fatigue.

The legend of St Urho was invented by American Finns on the Mesabi iron range of northern Minnesota and Michigan in the late ’50s.  The story says that Urho drove the grasshoppers out of Finland, thus saving the grape harvest (and, by extension, the wine!) How should we celebrate this miracle? Why, by drinking wine and wearing purple, of course!   St Urho’s Day is conveniently located the day BEFORE St Paddy’s Day…a good-natured attempt to steal some of that day’s thunder or maybe just a good excuse to get the party started a day early.

Found this heinäsirkka in my archives:



Hyvää Pyhän Urhon Päivä!