“Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!”
As usual, we commemorate the saint (or his wife) who chased the grasshoppers out of the vineyards in Finland in the usual manner with fire-grilled grasshoppers! No, wait — that’s just a cool design made by S. L. Johnson who thought this holiday a little crazy but a good excuse to make a hellfire hopper. I love it.
I suppose the majority of you will be waiting for St. Patti’s Day, which I understand from Twitter commemorates the day Patti Smith drove all the crap bands out of Ireland. Yes, I know — Jedward. But the grasshoppers have returned to Finland, too. May our saints return with fire.
Now, that explanation of St Patti’s Day make sense!!!
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