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Oct. 8 Is National Pierogi Day in the States

By October 4, 2013

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Oct. 8 is National Pierogi Day in the States. What? You don't know what pierogi are? And, yes, in the plural form, there is no "s" on the end because the singular is pierog.

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Pierogi are plump dumplings stuffed with any number of fillings. The most popular seem to be potato-cheese, sauerkraut, fruit and sweet cheese. But, these days (and even in Poland where they are claimed to have originated, although China and Italy will argue on that one), you'll find seafood, spinach, pumpkin and more tucked inside. But not all at the same time, of course.

In the States, Whiting, Ind., to be specific, a whole weekend is dedicated to the celebration of pierogi. Pierogi Fest is now being celebrated in Krakow, Poland, in August of each year. Get your pierogi fix by reading more about these luscious bits of culinary nirvana. Sign up for the Eastern European Food newsletter
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October 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm
(1) John CZ says:

National Pierogi Day? Says who? The celebration in August was the Dożynki which was the Harvest Festival, where pierogi was made. Sounds like a US version of Childrens Day.

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