Wow! Today seems to be a day of all things.
Mardi Gras or "fat tuesday" Shrove Tuesday, the days to celebrate before Lent.
Also, Today is growth and prosperity day.
"The number 3 in Chinese rhymes with the chinese word for "growth" and the number 8 rhymes with the
Chinese word for "prosperity" Thus, the eighth day of the third month is an auspicious time for beginning new
projects destined for growth and prosperity."