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Poles indulge themselves on 'Fat Thursday' (+video)

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  • Lucyna Artymiuk
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/6/story.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10490092 Poles indulge themselves on Fat Thursday (+video) 1:49PM Friday February 01, 2008 Fat
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      Poles indulge themselves on 'Fat Thursday' (+video)

      1:49PM Friday February 01, 2008

      Fat Thursday is the last opportunity before lent for Poles to indulge in sweet treats. Photo / Reuters

      Fat Thursday is the last opportunity before lent for Poles to indulge in sweet treats. Photo / Reuters

      Lengthy queues formed outside bakeries across Poland yesterday as residents stocked up on traditional doug hnuts.

      Fat Thursday, as the doug hnut-eating day is known, marks the beginning of the last week of the carnival season and is a long-observed tradition in Poland .

      In six days' time Lent - the Christian period of fasting - begins, and for residents of the predominantly Catholic country that means no more sweet treats until Easter.

      "It a great excuse to eat as many doug hnuts as you want," Marzena, a Warsaw lawyer, told AFP.

      Unlike holey American doug hnuts, Polish "paczki" - pronounced "ponch-key" - are formed into balls and filled with jam before being deep fried and glazed with icing sugar.

      - NZ HERALD STAFF

       

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