The legend says St. Urho 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.
Grasshopper Cookie Parfaits
1 box chocolate instant pudding, prepared
1 8 ounce cool whip
10-15 grasshopper cookies, crushed
green food coloring
Add a few drops of green food coloring to your coolwhip and stir.
Layer parfait cups with cookie crumbs, coolwhip, pudding and repeat layers ending with cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate for a few hours and serve to people wearing purple.