If you're not from the Midwest you probably have no clue what I'm talking about.
I've found that the cultural differences between southeastern Michigan, where I grew up, and North Carolina are not that great.
Except for this one day of the year.
Today is not Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday in my lexicon, it is Paczki Day!
A Paczki is a Polish sort of jelly donut. We have a huge Polish community in the metro Detroit area, and in Hamtramck, Michigan even have a Paczki Day Parade.
Learn more about the paczki here.
I have never seen a Paczki in the Triangle or even heard one mentioned, but maybe one positive of all the northerners moving down here will be that it becomes more a part of our culture.
Because I really want to eat one right now.
No, this post had nothing to do with the environment :)