Thousands of people head to local bakeries for Paczkis

OCONTO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - It's Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Paczki Day for many people in the area.

Paczki Day is a tradition in Northeast Wisconsin, Michigan, and other places with a lot of Polish heritage.

On Fat Tuesday, bakeries serve up thousands of the delicious pastries made with butter, sugar, and eggs. Jams, custards, or cremes are filled into the pastry and rolled in sugar.

For some Christians, Paczki Day is a symbolic day to indulge before the Lenten season.

Our crew at a Pulaski bakery said said there was a line as the doors opened up at Smurawa's in Pulaski.

According to A Healthier Michigan, each sweet treat can contain up to 1,000 calories and 80 grams of fat.

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