Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Urho’s Day

We got the flag up!

We are ready to celebrate!  Chance and I may have danced around the flag if we didn’t have such huge snowbanks!


The big parade will commence tomorrow…it is okay to share the day with that lesser known St. Patrick.  I am certain that many Minnesota towns and cities will be wearing the purple and the green in honor of St. Urho…who chased those pesky grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grapes!  I will be taking lots of photos of the parade! We are expecting sunshine and  40F ABOVE zero ( 4C eh!)…practically sunbathing weather.

St. Urho’s Day Poem

Ooksie kooksie kollme vee
Santia Urho is the boy for me
He chase out the hopper as big as pirds
Never before have I heard those words
He really told those bugs of green
Bravest Finn I ever seen
Some celebrate for St. Pat and his snake
But that Urho boy got what it takes
He got tall and strong on feelia sour
And ate Kalla Mojakkaa every hour
Thats why that guy dould chase those beetles
That crew as thick as jack pine needles
So let’s give a cheer
in our very best way
On the sixteenth of March
St. Urho’s Day!

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  1. I love it! So much better than St. Patricks Day in a way. Our area is of Norwegian descent so I am used to Norwegian flags around here and much ado about their holidays.

  2. I am looking forward to your pictures.

  3. Happy St. Urho's Day to you. Looking forward to the pictures. Have a safe day tomorrow.

  4. Great weather for a parade! Maybe a sauna in honor of the Saint when you get home?
    Happy St Urho's Day!

  5. Yay! St. Urho's Day rolls around once again. No wonder the Finns are such happy people! :-)

  6. I love when you post this each year. It seems like the first year I remember seeing the poem but I haven't been following you from the beginning. It's a fun poem.

  7. I had never heard of St. Urho. Thank goodness for him.... I love grapes! :-D Lovingly, Andrea xxx

  8. Love the poem. Hope you enjoy the parade.

  9. Glad it will be warmer outside for the parade! :)

  10. Happy St. Urho's Day to you and the family!

  11. Have a great St Urho Day. I'm waiting for the parade tomorrow!

  12. Hey, congrats to you Minnesotans. I hear they actually celebrate St Urho in Finland now!

  13. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures. You'all have fun. Happy St Urho Day! I don't even know the fellow. Maybe I will Google and read.

  14. My branches just don’t contain any Finish blood. I did see a stray twig that was Irish about seven or eight generations back. Only one that means that it has thinned out by now.


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