Paczki Day

16 February Shrove Tuesday 2021(Paczki Day) Honoring Delicious Treat "Paczki" on National Paczki Day

Paczki Day is a day loved by those people who love to eat sweets, especially Paczki. If you are still not familiar with this delicious treat, then you should find out more about it. Paczki is simply deep-fried dough consisting of eggs, sugar, yeast, milk, and fats. It is very similar to a doughnut simply filled with cream or fruit. Usual fillings of this delicacy include rosehip jam and powidl. It is also commonly covered with glaze, icing, dried orange zest, or powdered sugar.


celebrates the Paczki delicacy.Paczki Day A lot of people have come to love this pastry ever since it was made. That is why during this day of celebration, people go to the nearest food store,pastry shop, or bakery in order to buy some Paczki that they can eat all they want. Others decide to just make their own Paczki, relying on their own baking skills. Others make Paczki that they will either eat or sell to those demanding this pastry during the day.


How did Paczki Day start? History

The origin of the Paczki can be traced back to the time when such pastry was invented.

What is the origin of Paczki?

The origin-country of Paczki is Poland. According to historical accounts, it was first made there during the Middle Age. Paczki is actually a plural word denoting more than one paczek. Hence, the singular word for this pastry is paczek. However, people have come to use the term Paczki. It is pronounced as Punch-kee. Others pronounce it as punsh-kee or pawnch-kee. This common food has been a special part of Poland’s Fat Thursday, which is the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday. It was also a food eaten only during this time. No other day was allowed for it to be eaten except for Lent.

What is the origin of Paczki Day?

Unfortunately, even with extensive research on this topic, we still do not exactly know how this holiday started and even who founded it. However, we were able to find out that the Paczki Day celebration originated in North American areas with large Polish communities, including Detroit and Chicago. It takes place in the same day as the International Pancake Day. The celebration activities have always included long line of people for Paczki, Paczki eating contests, and parades featuring Paczki. This celebration, ever since its foundation, has become so popular worldwide that a lot of people now celebrate this holiday so as to have a good excuse to indulge themselves into these tasty treats.


This holiday is always celebrated 47 days before easter. This means that the upcoming Paczki will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Why Celebrate?

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the Paczki:

To indulge yourself

One good reason why you should celebrate this day is that it is the perfect time for you to indulge yourself in Paczki, all you want. There is no limit for you as to how many Paczki you want to eat or make. You have all the freedom to yourself to do whatever you want per your celebration of this day. You can either go to the pastry shop to buy some good Paczki or just rely on your own baking skills to make some delicious Paczki.

To participate in the holy celebration

Another reason why you should celebrate this day is that it is an activity considered sacred or holy. If you are a Catholic or Christian, then it is all the more reason for you to celebrate. You can also couple your celebration of this holiday with the International Pancake Day.

To know how to make Paczki

You should also celebrate this day so as to learn how to make Paczki. If you decide not to buy some Paczki from the bakery or pastry shop, then you can just learn how to make some with the right tools and ingredients.

Celebration Activities and Ideas

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Paczki Day as best as it can be:

Buy Some Good Paczki

To make your celebration of this day really wonderful, you can just go to the pastry shop or bakery to purchase some very delicious Paczki that you can eat for yourself, or share with your friends and family.

Make Your Own Delicious Paczki

If you don’t want to purchase Paczki from the store, then you can just try to make some on your own. you can look online for some guides or recipes that will teach you how to make a good Paczki.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #PaczkiDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day.

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