St. Urho Day celebrated by young and old this year


March 27, 2024

Over at the Chinook Senior Center Mary Pyette, decked out in her special "all purple outfit," added some official color to the celebration. Senior diners enjoyed a choice of two soups, rye bread, veggie sticks and chocolate cake. It was a real St. Urho Day feast.

St. Urho Day was celebrated in Blaine County, as best I can tell, for the first time in 2022. The made-up Finnish saint and accompanying legend has been enjoyed by Finns, and others, in Butte for several years. Two years ago folks at the Chinook Senior Center joined together to learn about and enjoy the story of the saint and sample some of the traditional St. Urho Day menu items. It was fun.

This year, with St. Urho's March 16 holiday falling on a Saturday, we opted to celebrate at the senior center on Friday. But even before that St. Urho made a surprise visit to the local Funshine Preschool...

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