Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Happy St. Urho Day!
As the delightful flaming grasshopper (courtesy of the fabulous Stephanie Johnson AKA The Queen of Everything) indicates, today is St. Urho Day when we commemorate the famous Finnish leader who chased the grasshoppers from the vineyards with the cry,
“Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!”
[Roughly, "Grasshopper, grasshopper, hie thee to hell!"]
Don't forget to load up on Grasshopper Hellfire merchandise from the Raven and Wombat Tea Party! And let's not hear any murmurings about the authenticity of this saint or his holiday -- take my word as a Finn and wear your purple and green proudly!