Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy St Urho’s Day

March 16 is the day!  It is not as famous as some other Saints day but more fun for us Finlanders.

Chance is set!

Chance and the St Urhos Flag

You haven’t heard of this great day?  Well Saint Urho chased the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grape crop. Little towns all over Minnesota will be celebrating.

The parade we usually attend will happen this next weekend.

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I hope the weather is nice, I have heard that the barstool race has been cancelled due to the lack of snow.

The whole point of the day is to let yourself be a little foolish and have some fun!

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28 comments:

  1. Is there a large grape crop in Finland? I had no idea.
    Mind you, here we are in Switzerland which is absolutely infested with vines (much wine made here) and most people don't seem to know about that either.
    Have a good time!

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  2. Happy St. Urhos Day to you! Sorry to hear the barstool race is cancelled. I bet that is fun to watch.

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  3. Like Georgina, I'm startled to think of grapes in Finland. I thought everyone there was busy pickling herring.

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  4. I could use some days like that!

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  5. Is it a year already? I never heard of this before you told me about it, but now I think everybody must know! Apparently not. I promise to be a little foolish today. :-)

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  6. So glad to have such a great new-to-me holiday to celebrate. Never would have known about it if I didn't read your blog.

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  7. Happy Happy Happy 'save the grapes' Day!!!!!

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  8. Oh in that case Happy St. Urho's Day . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  9. I'm wearing my purple and green. A young woman in the coffee shop asked "How do you know these holidays?".
    Well, for years our local Finnish population (in Thunder Bay, Ontario) have been holding a parade. How do you not know about it.
    Happy St. Urho's day!

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  10. Grapes grow in Finland? Who knew. Enjoy the day.

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  11. I have friends who recently moved to Finland. Must get in touch and see how they are celebrating.

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  12. I've never heard of this saint - but I like the idea of a pre-st Patrick's day celebration!

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  13. I am trying to figure out what happens in a bar stool race! Do participants push someone on a bar stool on the ice - or what?

    Shirley H.

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  14. It's good to learn something new every day. Thank you for telling us about this.

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  15. Happy St. Urho Day,Blessings Francine.

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  16. Lack of snow seems to be interfering with a lot of important events! I hope you have lots of fun, it's good for the soul:-)

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  17. I have never heard of that day. I learned something today! Chance you are a great flag watcher.

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  18. I always forget about this holiday. I had to check the barstool race thing. There was a video online from Menahga, MN. Gosh! The center of gravity seems so high on those things. I would worry about falling. Happy St. Urho's Day!

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  19. Too bad about the bar stool race. I'm sure it's fun to watch and a huge highlight of the day! Happy St. Urho's Day!

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  20. What a great celebration! Happy St. Urho's Day!

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  21. Well, have a great St. Urho's day. Yes, let yourself be silly!

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  22. Every chance one has to celebrate and enjoy life is good! Happy St. Urhu's Day.

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  23. Well Happy St Urho’s Day from one Finn to another. I didn't know you were Finnish :)

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  24. I do believe I remember you posting about this special day in the past. Sounds like a good day to have fun being goofy.

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  25. What a great way to celebrate silliness!

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  26. There needs to be more days like that! LOL!

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