Cy-Fair's Koala Kolache helps make March 1 National Kolache Day

National Kolache Day is March 1.

National Kolache Day is March 1.

March 1 is officially National Kolache Day—thanks to one Cy-Fair kolache shop.

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.




“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.
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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