Fat Thursday

Category: Folk
Fat Thursday in Poland in 2023

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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Fat Thursday.
Local name
Tłusty Czwartek

Fat Thursday (Polish: Tłusty Czwartek) is celebrated across Poland to mark the last Thursday before lent.

The exact date of Fat Thursday changes every year because it depends on the Christian calendar and is linked to Lent and Easter.

Usually in Poland on the day before, bakeries would have queues out of the door.

Many sweet Polish foods are sold and eaten, mostly Faworki (“angel wings,” pastry with sugar) and Pączki. Pączki (Polish Doughnuts) are fried rounds of yeast dough with rosehip, prune, apricot, strawberry, raspberry or sweet cheese filling.

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 usually not eaten during Lent.

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