Interesting facts about Fat Thursday – My Polish Heritage

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Interesting facts about Fat Thursday

Here’s some interesting information about Fat Thursday:


-Around 100 million paczki are consumed each year on this day in Poland. What means more than 2,5 paczek for each person in Poland

 

-Polish bakeries sell sixty times more paczki on Fat Thursday than on any other day


-According to old Polish tradition, if you don’t eat paczek on this day this year will be unlucky for you


-One of rare varieties which you can buy in a few places in Poland is paczek with bacon


-There is the Pączki Eating Championship each year in Poznan. Winner of this year’s ate 10 in 5 minutes, 49 seconds

 

-Tradition of eating paczki on Fat Thursday in Poland began in XVII th century


-If you find walnut in your paczek, you will be extra lucky this year

 

 

 

 

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