“Polish Doughnuts” by Polska＊ポーランド＊Poland
This past Thursday, in scenes disturbingly reminiscent of Communist days, the local sweet shops and bakeries were full of people, lining up to get their hands on the source of sweetness and symbol of this special day – the traditional Polish doughnut, or pączki. Unfortunately, by lunch break, our local bakery was sold out already!
Typical sight in Poland on Fat Thursday, Wikipedia
Interestingly, each country has its own way of marking the last day before Lent: in Greece, instead of sweets, they eat loads of meat on Tsiknopempti. In Latin and South America, they celebrate in a more dynamic way with the Carnival.
How does your country mark the start of Lent? Do you sit in a sweet shop and gorge yourself on baker's delights or do you take to the streets?