Polish pastry a popular treat on Fat Tuesday

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:32 pm


VENICE, Fla. - Today marks Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar. In preparation for Lent, many fill up before starting a fast on Ash Wednesday.

The Polish celebrate Fat Tuesday by eating paczkis, a donut that is traditional from Michigan that has more eggs, more spices, and a denser dough and then jammed full of fillings.

Yummies Donuts in Venice was the place to be Tuesday morning, as they sold more than five-thousand!

"I was online the other day looking for the nearest I could find to well east of Bradenton, and this is the nearest spot I could find that seemed to be serious about it," said Mike Phipps.

"I can see in my mind, my aunts and my mother, and we are all excited about paczki, the very special donut made just at this time of year," said Marcia Alfano.


More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • lifesabeach posted at 7:27 pm on Wed, Mar 5, 2014.

    lifesabeach Posts: 2

    Video wont play.Bummer.would have liked to see as I missed the news.

  • lifesabeach posted at 7:20 pm on Wed, Mar 5, 2014.

    lifesabeach Posts: 2

    I missed the news. It would have been nice to see the video. I clicked on it but I guess the link is broken.can you please fix this or upload to YouTube? Thanks



Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.