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Should anyone need cheering up for Christmas, I hope this will do the trick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0XywiWvEL4

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We used to make candy strings for a Christmas tree - long ribbon, stapler and some 2-3kg of sweets. The difference was we were supposed to eat them eventually. :) So it wasn't unusual to just approach a Christmas tree and have one on demand.

I think candy canes are edible and those look hand made. But I imagine they taste like sugar cubes, unless they come in different flavors. ;)
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Tue Dec 26, 2023 2:14 pm
I love meat filled dumplings, that looks really good.
But they go bad really fast, so you get pierogi all the time for the next few days. :)
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Tue Dec 26, 2023 6:47 pm
But they go bad really fast, so you get pierogi all the time for the next few days. :)
They may also go bad after just two days..
My fridge just died. :lol:
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Tue Dec 26, 2023 3:11 pm
So, is the candy cane edible, or just as a decoration?
We eat them throughout the season. Others we tape to gifts as decoration. After the holidays I take a bunch to work and leave them in a cup for others.

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So, not a holiday but a local curiosity.

Right now here's a winter break in schools and universities in my voivodeship.
The country is divided into four zones with different two-week terms.

It's possibly a relict of the past, when leaving the country for vacations was near impossible, so kids enjoyed winter breaks at different times to avoid overcrowding the tourism industry.
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Only starting from last year there is a school winter holiday set at a different time based on region, over here.
It's a good thing - keeps prices a bit lower, and occupancy a bit higher...

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It's been like that ever since I can remember, and even more complicated with old administrative order, with 49 voivodeships.
It seems each voivodeship decides the time on their own, that's why the order is random.

I really can't think how they come up with these time frames other than picking at random.

Well I talked to my parents and they told me they had extra time off school in October, to pick up potatoes from fields.. yay..
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Fat Thursday is a Christian tradition in some countries marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Because Lent is a time of fasting, the days leading up to Ash Wednesday provide the last opportunity for feasting (including simply eating forbidden items) until Easter. Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet in their homes or cafés with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals usually not eaten during Lent.
In Poland, Fat Thursday is called tłusty czwartek (which roughly translates to Greasy Thursday). People purchase their favorite pastries from their local bakeries. Traditional foods include pączki (doughnuts), which are large deep-fried pieces of yeast dough, traditionally filled with fruit jam or rose petal jam (though others are often used) and topped with powdered sugar, icing or glaze. Angel wings (faworki or chruściki) are also commonly consumed on this day.
The traditional reason for making pączki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because their consumption was forbidden by Christian fasting practices during the season of Lent.
Most workplaces offer pączki to employees in this day. The most popular and traditional are with rose filling, but literally dozens of other fillings are available in modern age.

Pączki below. :) With the usual orange zest topping.

EDIT: This is also a tradition to brag about how many pączki one had. I had two I got from my workplace. But in some of my circles champions eat more than 10. ;)
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Those are tasty looking doughnuts. My favorite is hot out of the oil and glazed, simple and delicious.

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I have a visit to Dunkin' Donuts on my bucket list. The chain was present in Poland twice, but in both cases have withdrawn shortly after. Poles don't eat donuts on a regular basis, apparently!
I had Taco Bell on my bucket list before and fulfilled my wish on a business trip to Amsterdam. Wasn't as good as I hoped. ;)
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Krispy Kreme and Dunkin are both really good. I only like a couple of things from Taco Bell, I've not eaten there in several years.

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Taco Bell dropped the Meximelt, I went from a regular to once every 18 months or so after that. Mexican pizza is good too.

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Mexican pizza was one of the things I enjoyed, haven't had one in many years though.

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Battle eggs ready for tomorrow. :)
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