WINCHESTER — Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday — a number of local churches and establishments marked the eve of Lent with pancakes yesterday.
The occasion on the Christian calendar serves as a traditional last chance to heartily indulge — and why not on flapjacks drizzled in maple syrup? — before Lent’s traditional period of self-denial and fasting in the lead-up to Easter.
The 2018 edition of Shrove Tuesday drew a good crowd to St. Clare’s Anglican Church in Winchester last night. Mardi Gras was somewhat unusual this year for falling on the day before Valentine’s Day.