St. Urho celebrates spring, saving the local wine crop, grasshopper annihilation
Saints usually evoke benevolent thoughts of Mother Theresa surrounded by destitute children. But every March, Menahga plans a boisterous weekend to celebrate a giant sainted Finn with an even more ginormous grasshopper impaled on a pitchfork.
All hail the festival of St. Urho. His saintness is alleged, in Finnish folklore, to have eradicated a locust of grasshoppers feasting on the country's sparse grape crop.
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