Do you have this tradition? Tłusty Czwartek by Anna Gil

Fat Thursday (Tłusty czwartek) is a traditional Christian 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 (“Fat Tuesday”). 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[1].

According to estimates last year Polish ate 95 million donuts only that one day, it means 2,5 donuts per capita. Remember we have 38 million inhabitants.

With marmalade, rose, or advocate, with chocolate icing or frosting – today all the donuts taste great.

It’s not a joke: one superstition says that one who does not eat a donut today, will not have success in life.  Don’t tempt a fate!!!

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