Paczki Day 2020: Chicago bakeries celebrate Fat Tuesday with Polish pastries

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's Paczki Day! The Polish pastries help us celebrate Fat Tuesday, before Lent starts.

Weber's Bakery on the Southwest Side opened at 4 a.m. and already had long lines early Tuesday.

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It's Paczki Day! The Polish pastries help us celebrate Fat Tuesday, before Lent starts.



The bakery said they will make thousands of the pastries Tuesday.

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Paczki is Polish pastry with a sweet filling. Paczki are a popular indulgence for many before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
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