Tłusty czwartek (or Fat Thursday for those who are not Polish) is the Polish name for a Christian feast on the last Thursday before Lent and linked to the celebration of Carnival. On this day people eat fatty foods like doughnuts, called pączki, filled with rose marmalade (although I like the apple versions). Fat Thursday is similar to Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), but is not to be confused with Mardi Gras.
Usually in school the children bring Doughnuts to give to friends and their teachers and I am stuffed by the end of the day and feel a little sick. This year I am lucky or unlucky, depending on how you look at it, as we are in the middle of our winter break and I school is closed; no doughnuts for Ben 😦