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St. Uhro: "Braafest Fin I effer seen"


March 7, 2018

It would only seem natural that St. Uhro's Day, made up by a Minnesotan, would be honored in Finland, Minnesota. Note that on this totem St. Uhro is pictured with a large mouth. The rural priest was said to have a very loud voice, that allowed him to shout the grasshoppers out of Finland, thus becoming the Patron Saint of Finnish Vineyard Workers.

Reporter's note: About this time last year I read about the St. Uhro's celebration in Butte. St. Uhro's Day is celebrated each March 16 in regions of the U.S. where large numbers of descendants of Finnish immigrants still live. And it's not just coincidence that it's celebrated the day before St. Patrick's Day, which in the U.S. seems to get a lot more play than St. Uhro's. After reading about the celebration in Butte, I wrote a note on my calendar as a reminder to educate myself about St. Uhro's for a story this year.

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