What is St. Urho’s Day?

St. Urho’s Day is one of those legends that has a blurry origin story. If you live in Minnesota you might have heard rumblings about a man who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. He protected the precious grape crop with his loud booming voice. The myth, originated in Minnesota in the 1950s, created a… More What is St. Urho’s Day?

Official Finnish Flag-Flying Holidays

February 5 Runebergin päivä (Runeberg’s Day) February 28 Kalevalanpäivä (Kalevala Day) April 9 Mikael Agricolanpäivä (Mikael Agricola’s Day) April 27 Veteraanipäivä (Veterans Day) May 1 Vapunpäivä (Labor Day) 2nd Sunday in May Äitienpäivä (Mother’s Day) May 12 Snellmanin päivä (JB Snellman’s Day) Varies Whit Sunday June 4 Puolustusvoimain Lippujuhla (Armed Forces Day) June 20 Juhannuspäivä… More Official Finnish Flag-Flying Holidays