Vatsana Souvannavong, owner of Koala Kolache at 14502 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. 300, Cypress, said she requested that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turned sign a proclamation declaring the first-ever holiday.
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“Once I realized that National Kolache Day didn’t yet exist, I wanted my city, Houston, to be the city to proclaim the holiday because of the large Czech community and diversity in Texas,” Souvannavong said in a statement. “This is for all Texans, all kolache shops in Texas and all over the country. Kolaches have always been the underdog in the pastry world, and National Kolache Day will pave the way for this overlooked pastry to gain its much-deserved recognition.”
Souvannavong, who is known for her gourmet kolache creations, has invited kolache shops across the country to feature specials throughout the day.
Koala Kolache will be celebrating with social media giveaways and by giving away one free kolache to each customer Thursday. Souvannavong also said she wants to honor the late Jody Powers of Zamykal Kolaches in Dallas on the inaugural holiday by donating 50 percent of all kolache sales Thursday to M.D. Anderson in her memory.
Find more information on the holiday and other participating shops at www.nationalkolacheday.com.