Happy St. Urho’s Day!

by wjw on March 16, 2008

Today is St. Urho’s Day, a day for hard drinking, wearing green and royal purple, and cursing grasshoppers.

It is not to be confused with the festival of that Irish guy, what’s-his-name.

I have sent you all a St. Urho’s Day card, which you may access here.

Illonen St. Urho’s Paivaa!!! (Happy St. Urho’s Day!!!)
Bruce March 16, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Either Finland was invaded by Mutant Grasshoppers From Mars, or Urho was a very small midget.

Looking at St. Urho’s origins, I see he was originally credited with driving frogs out of Finland, rather than grasshoppers. The schism between frog-Urho and grasshopper-Urho followers no doubt explains the long and bloody series of religious civil wars in Finland. You betcha.

dubjay March 17, 2008 at 4:55 am

Whether Urho drove out grasshoppers or frogs, it’s the Finnish mosquitos you have to worry about nowadays . . .

Dave Bishop March 17, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Grapes? In Finland?

Off the top of my head, I’d be hard pressed to come up with the names of any Finnish wines …

Anyway, Happy St. Urho’s Day to you too, Walter!

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