I know that I'm a day early, but I've been having some computer problems lately and I'm not sure that I'll be able to get this posted tomorrow. As you may (or may not) know, St. Urho is the patron Saint of the Finns (I'll ignore that nasty little man in the back who is pointing out that 99% of Finns are Lutheran). As the Story goes, St. Urho singlehandedly saved the Finnish grape industry by driving out a plague of giant grasshoppers. We celebrate this event on March 16th. (which already gives it precedence over that other St.'s day, as it occurs first.) Another difference is that while St. Patrick's day is mainly celebrated by wearing green and drinking oneself into into a stupor, St. Urho's day is celebrated by wearing purple and drinking oneself into a stupor. So as you can plainly see, St. Urho's day is a much classier holiday. With that I'd like to leave you with the Traditional St. Urho's day poem: Ooksie kooksie kollme vee Santia Urho is the boy for me He chase out the hopper as big as pirds Never before have I heard those words He really told those bugs of green Bravest Finn I ever seen Some celebrate for St. Pat and his snake But that Urho boy got what it takes He got tall and strong on feelia sour And ate Kalla Mojakkaa every hour Thats why that guy dould chase those beetles That crew as thick as jack pine needles So let's give a cheer in our very best way On the sixteenth of March St. Urho's Day!