Happy St Patricks Day.....but how about St Urho Day?
We all know St Patricks Day, wearing green, drinking green beer, eating corned beef and cabbage, but in Minnesota we have St Urho Days. (note the handsome dude in picture).
St Urho Days is celebrated by wearing green and purple, participating in cribbage, bingo or cow pie contests, having snowmobile competitions and basketball games is common and local music and activities abound all day and into the night!
Don't you just love the Irish and the Finnish? They use any excuse to have a good time and and in the case of the Finnsh if they don't have a reason to celebrate- they will make one up! What a great way to celebrate your ancestry! You gotta love Minnesota.
Quote from a St Urho participant:
During St Urho Days those grasshoppers are Finn-ished!