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Fat Thursday

A jelly donut is your first clue for today's Geo Quiz. Most everyone in the Central European country we're looking for enjoys a good jelly donut. Except they call them paczkis.

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Today happens to be Paczki Day over there and we have reports of long lines of customers waiting outside local bakeries to buy a bag of paczkis.

"I can see around 30 people who are waiting, and they are smiling…and some of them take out really huge bag of paczki I can guess that some of them have 20, or 30, or even 50 paczkis inside".

Can you name this Central European nation, which borders the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains.
Geo Answer:

The answer is Poland, where many Poles celebrate the diet-busting tradition of Fat Thursday today.This last Thursday before Lent is an occasion to let go and dig in to paczkis, traditional jam filled donuts. They weigh in at 300 to 400 calories each. Dave McGuire sent us a postcard from Warsaw.

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