Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St Urho's Day

"Legend says St. Urho chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: “Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen” -- roughly translated: “Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!”."



All I can say is HUGE cudoos to the Finns for having weather nice enough on March 16th that the grasshoppers had multiplied in such numbers that they needed to be driven out.

I'll be wearing the appropriate green and purple today and relaxing later with a glass of grape juice.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

So on March 16th St Urho drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. On March 17th St Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. Bloody copycat!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ya you betcha..the Finns were first with their legend..I have a St Urhos Day Post up too..I saw yours on Gails sideboard and had to come and see! Happy St Urho's Day!! :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

By all means have some grape juice today! I've never heard of this saint but there are so many I can believe that there really is a St Urho. I hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

DearHelenHartman said...

Thanks for the smile - Happy St Urho Day to you too.

Nezzy said...

Raise that glass of grape to the sky and toast St Urho and that beautiful sweater of yours!!!

God bless ya and have a wonderful day sweetie!!!

wendy said...

I like my grape juice fermented some