St Urho, as all good yoopers know, drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. Today we celebrate his feast day.
I've been using the urho tag to capture any things I can find. Not too much out there on del.icio.us, and upcoming.org has no events listed for that search. The blogs, of course, have something - here's a sample thanks to Technorati search for urho
Please remember to wear something purple and scare a grasshopper. (El Dogo)
yesterday was pi day. i celebrated by not going anywhere near maths. which is how i celebrate most days, really. tomorrow, however, i am very excited for st. urho day! huzzah, it is a wonderful wonderful wonderful time of year! (Moon Llama)
we're celebrating St. Urho, the fearless Finn who drove the grasshoppers out of the vineyards that produce the famed [sic] Finnish wine (Peon Confidential)
St. Urho's Day - for the legendary/fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, who was claimed to have driven the grasshoppers out of Finland. (Vox Wendellus)
Hello to all my non-Finnish friends. But really, we're all Finnish on St. Urho's Day! It's our day to get at the green beer before the Irish get at it. Wait a second... I'm Irish too...that means I get two days of green beer! HOORAY!!! (bigbluejoe)
You would think (I would think) that holidays that involve alcohol would get wider uptake, but I guess you have to grow up in a certain part of the world to appreciate it. Where St. Urho goes, Heikki Lunta goes as well.
Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!" ("Grasshopper, grasshopper, go from hence to Hell!")