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Saint Urho's Day

Saint Urho's Day is held on March 16. Finnish Americans and Finnish Canadians. This event in the second decade of the month March is annual. Help us Help us 
16 March - Saint Urho's Day
The legend says St. Urho chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and Finnish vineyards. He did this by uttering the phrase: Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen in his "loud and mellifluous voice." (this is usually translated as 'Grasshopper, Grasshopper, Go to Hell! '). His feast is celebrated by wearing the colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. St. Urho is nearly always represented with grapes and grasshoppers as part of the picture. Urho's Day is observed each year on March 16 in Finland in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day.
Finland still has grasshoppers, and the country still does not grow grapes.

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