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?
Tomorrow, March 16th, is St. Urho’s Day. With much less PR and fanfare as the Irish St. Patrick’s Day, St. Urho’s Day has its origins not in Finland but in Northern Minnesota. According to the website dedicated to St. Urho: The legend of St. Urho originated in Northern Minnesota in the 1950s. However, there are… More Saint Urho Drives The Grasshoppers Out of Finland