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Friends of the Finland Community
PO Box 582, 6866 Cramer Rd
Finland, MN 55603
218-353-0300

For more information contact:

Honor Schauland
Programs and Outreach Coordinator
218-323-5560
homeralice@yahoo.com

Nancy Anselment-Olson
Treasurer
218-353-7558
olsongn@lakenet.com

 
 
St. Urho's Day  

 

Annual St. Urho's Day Celebration

St. Urho is a fictional Finnish saint who is said to have chased away the grasshoppers to save the grape crop. St. Urho's Day is traditionally March 15th, and there are widespread celebrations across northern Minnesota, and indeed, many places with populations of Finnish descent.

Finland, Minnesota has long celebrated St. Urho's Day (March 12, 2011 marked the 36th annual celebration), but in 2007 the committee who had been putting on the event for years decided to retire. For a brief time it seemed that maybe Finland, Minnesota would no longer have the saint's celebration. However, Friends of the Finland Community decided to step in and continue the tradition. In Finland, MN, St. Urho's Day is celebrated the Saturday closest to March 15th. There is a beauty pageant, a parade, music, facepainting, food, snow sculptures, and other community festivities.

The next St. Urho's Day Celebration will be the weekend of March 16, 17, and 18, 2012. Dress in purple and green and come on out!

An informative site about the history of St Urho.

 

2010 St. Urho's Day Celebration News

Small Town Gathers To Decide Who Has The Best Mojakka - March 14, 2010

Crowds Gather In Finland Minnesota To Celebrate St. Urho's Day - March 13, 2010

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