While a lot of people might be inclined to brush off various food holidays, in much the same way one might flick confetti from their shoulder following an especially lively party, you see an almost full-scale embracing of National Pancake Day.
Why do people adore the batter-blissful day so much, which falls on Tuesday, March 4? The tasty reasons are plentifold.
3. Butter, syrup... and pancakes.
4. IHOP regularly gives away free orders of flapjacks over the course of the holiday, with the hope that pancake enjoyers will leave a donation for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. And people do: Some $13 million dollars have been raised since 2006, and the goal for 2014 is a goodly $3,000,000 in post-pancake paying-it-forward.