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Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:22

paczkiFat Thursday (Tłusty czwartek) is a traditional Polish feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Because Lent is a time of fasting, the next opportunity to feast would not be until Easter.

It is similar to, but should not be confused with, the French festival of Mardi Gras.

Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet in their homes or cafés with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals forbidden during Lent.

Among the most popular all-national dishes served on that day are pączki, fist-sized donuts filled with marmalade, and faworki, French dough fingers served with lots of powdered sugar.

Check out tasty pączki recipe!

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