Yet another reason to kick back and enjoy this wonderful weekend!
Saint Urho - Saint Urho's Day March 16th
Can find festivals at: St. Urho Celebrations
And if ya live near Northfield, in the southeastern Minnesota area:
St. Urho's Day Family Fest / Dance | Northfield.org
A semi-slightly deranged mud crawling, beer sloshing, and white water rafting good buddy of mine used to live near the Twin Cities, and like me, loves to partake in local festivities. A few years back, he 'discovered' St. Urho - and then has since buggered me with helping in the celebration. This is NOT just another reason to party, uhem, but to honor those people that are not our ancestors, with a fictional Saint, during a for the most part made up celebration...
Cheers!!! Here is to wiping out all the frogs [or, was it grasshoppers
] from our non-native Finland lands, to hereby protect and save the grape crops from their ravishing ways, crops that never grew there upon those cold harsh lands! So, grab some of your favourite ale, and a hot steaming bowl of mojakka [the principal ingredients are beef or fish and potatoes - tasty!], and tip your purple hat to St. Urho!