Happy St. Urho's Day!

By Art Jura | Mar 11, 2014
Photo by: "FAR" This rendition of St. Urho was published on the cover of the Finnish American Reporter a few years ago.

SOUTH THOMASTON. — This Saturday the 15th is officially "St. Urho's Day", and our local Finnish-American groups in mid-coastal Maine are all celebrating with a "Pot Luck luncheon" at noon. This will be held in Jura Hall, which is the downstairs fellowship hall at the Finnish Congregational Church. This date also signals the annual start of regular activities for both the Finn-Am Society and the Finnish Heritage House, following a two-month "winter-break".

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with St. Urho...he is the mythical hero who supposedly banished the grasshoppers from ancient Finland, thereby saving the annual grape harvests! 

By the way, this special day is always celebrated one day before St. Patrick's Day!

All are invited to the festivities. "Tervetuloa".

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