Rzechta, Łódź Voivodeship

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Rzechta is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°35′36″N 18°50′53″E / 51.59333°N 18.84806°E / 51.59333; 18.84806
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Łódź
County Sieradz
Gmina Gmina Sieradz

Rzechta [ˈʐɛxta] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Sieradz, within Sieradz County, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland.[1] It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of Sieradz and 48 km (30 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź.

Rzechta is the location of the annual two-day celebrations of Świt Plinzy (Plinza dawn) holiday devoted to – among other things – the traditional potato pancake cookery. The pancakes, known as placki ziemniaczane in Polish have a long history in Poland, with recipes dating back to the 17th-century Catholic monasteries. The largest potato pancake (possibly in the world) measuring 2 meters and 2 centimeters was made during the Rzechta festival in 2011 (see photo). The tongue-in-cheek games in Rzechta include the throwing of bad potato pancake, with the record of 29 meters.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ Editorial (August 2011). "Wysmażyli największy placek ziemniaczany świata (They made the largest pancake in the world)". Święto plinzy Rzechta 2011 in Echo Turku (Plinza holiday in Rzechta) (in Polish). Wydawnictwo - Przegląd Koniński (publishing). Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ Recipes. "Placki ziemniaczane". Kącik kulinarny (in Polish). Szlak Pielgrzymkowy - Święte Miejsca Warmii. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 

Coordinates: 51°35′36″N 18°50′53″E / 51.59333°N 18.84806°E / 51.59333; 18.84806