Coming up: first chance, as far as we know, to celebrate St. Uhro's Day in Blaine County
March 9, 2022
Readers may not be familiar with St. Uhro's Day celebrations on March 16...that's right, one day before St. Patrick's Day. St. Uhro is the patron saint of vineyard workers in Finland. Uhro, serving as a rural priest many years ago, is credited with banishing the grasshoppers that threatened the grape crop (and resulting wine). Sources say the holiday has not been celebrated here in Blaine County, at least as far as any old-timers can recall, and there are no references to the holiday in official archives.
Elias Korhonen, Director of Finnish-American Relations, recently said from his office...