Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St Urho’s Day!

March 16th is a mighty fine day.

tis the day of the Finns!

St Urho

Today is the day that Finlanders all over Minnesota celebrate Saint Urho's battle with the pesky grasshoppers that threatened the grape crop. He chased the grasshoppers waving a pitchfork hollering "Heinasirkka, heinasirkka, menetaalta hiiten"...Grasshopper, grasshopper get the hell out of here.

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19 comments:

  1. Good thing grasshoppers back in the day spoke Finnish! Happy St Urho's Day!

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  2. Happy St. Urho's Day to you!!

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  3. Hey, we have one of those blue and white umbrellas, we could join in the parade, although I don't think there is a Finnish bone in our bodies. Well maybe Larry, he is of Icelandic heritage, and that's within visiting distance of Finland! Happy St. Urho's Day!

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  4. It' s good to know you have a useful saint to defend those grapes!

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  5. I learned about St. Urho's Day living with a Finlander for seven years--many, many moons ago. We had to visit the statue, of course. ;)

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  6. Happy St. Urho's Day. I enjoy your post each year on St. Urho's day.

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  7. But I like grasshoppers. Big St. Meanie!

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  8. Happy St. Urho's Day! I too have learned about it from you, and every year somehow I forget. Thanks for the reminder! :-)

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  9. Well Happy St. Urho's Day! New one for me.

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  10. Happy St. Urho's Day. Is there any special food that you eat on this occasion?

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    1. Well Fish Stew if you like fish, I make a stew with beef and vegetables with a tomato base...and Flat Bread yum!! :)

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  11. Yep, I would not care for the fish stew either. I missed the day to celebrate but I usually enjoy seeing your Finnish friends celebrating it on your blog.

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  12. I think I should celebrate St Urho's day instead of St Patrick's. I am much more Scandinavian than I am Irish. Do you have to wear blue?

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  13. Happy St. Uhro's Day! I had no idea there had been a problem with grasshoppers or that you grew grapes up there. That grasshopper was huge too! LOL! Enjoy!

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  14. I love it! We should celebrate this nationwide!!

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