The legend of St. Urho says he chased the grasshoppers out of ancient Finland, thus saving 
the grape crop and the jobs of Finnish vineyard workers. He did this by uttering the phrase: “Heinäsirkka, 

heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen” (roughly
   translated: “Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!”). His feast is celebrated by wearing the 
colors Royal Purple and Nile Green. St. Urho is nearly always represented with grapes and 
grasshoppers as part of the picture.
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