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It’s Fat Tuesday! Enjoy a Paczki!

by Maryann Pisano on March 4, 2014


It’s Fat Tuesday!  On the day before Ash Wednesday, people enjoy the Polish doughnuts called paczki.  Polish immigrants pronounce it “pooch-key” or “punch-key.”  Paczki were originally made to use up some of the foods that were prohibited during Lent.  Today, we eat them as a once a year treat.  In English, paczki means “little package.”

Each Country calls it something different:

Germany — Berliner

Austria — Krapfen

Romania — Gogosi

Ukraine — Pampushky

Hawaii — Malasada

What Emme readers are giving up for Lent:

1.  Sweets

2.  Alcohol/ Pop

3.  Fast food/ nail biting/ social media


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