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Menahga celebrates St. Urho’s Day in style

"Nytes of St. Urho" participate in the annual "Changing of the Guard" ceremony Saturday afternoon. The event celebrates St. Urho, who, according to legend, chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise) 1 / 2
The 2014 St. Urho king and queen are Archie and Joyce Lake. They stand near Menahga's St. Urho statue. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise) 2 / 2

By Anna Erickson / Enterprise

The annual St. Urho’s Day celebration in Menahga over the weekend featured green and purple, along with some Finnish tradition.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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