Apparently, Mardis Gras is called Pancake Day in the UK. Or at least, that's what NPR told me, and NPR don't lie.
Let's learn more about this day of flapjacks, shall we?
Shrove Tuesday, also known as pancake day, is the last day before lent, so everyone eats pancakes.
OK, if I were silly enough to actively practice a religion that made me give stuff up for 47 days, I might gorge myself on red meat and alcohol on Shrove Tuesday, or maybe laziness and porn. But pancakes? I can take 'em or leave 'em.
French toast, however, is a totally different story.