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Hamtramck Polish Day

Celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent, Polish Day (Paczki Day) is the Detroit area's answer to Mardi Gras. The celebration is named for the confections similar to jelly-filled doughnuts that are sold by the millions of dozens each year. Paczki were introduced to the area by Polish immigrants who settled in Hamtramck.

Originally submitted by: Carl Levin, Senator.

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