In Ireland, today is Pancake Tuesday, similar to New Orleans' Mardi Gras. Pancake-loving kids look forward to this day because they know what they'll be getting their fave for breakfast. No, I'm not making this up. This all comes from an Irish co-worker. She suspects that the tradition began because eggs weren't eaten during Lent, so they made pancakes the day before to finish as many eggs as possible. It could just as easily be "Omelet Tuesday" or "Throw Eggs at the Neighbor You're Feuding With Tuesday."
Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday.