CHICAGO (CBS)–Throw the diet out the door today and indulge. It’s Paczki Day!
Today is the unofficial ‘Superbowl’ for bakeries across Chicago, and thousands of people are lining up to enjoy the polish donuts.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Man Steals Car, Crashes It Moments Later In Back Of The Yards
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The tradition of Paczki Day was started by the Polish, who made the indulgent baked goods for the day before Lent, when many indulgencies are restricted for 40 days.
Paczkis are deep fried pastries filled with fruit or cream and covered in powdered sugar.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar