Feast of Asses

Feast of Asses
Feast of Fools and Feast of Asses
Medieval festivals held between Christmas and Epiphany, in which a mock bishop was enthroned in church, a burlesque mass was said, and an ass driven round in triumph
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  • Feast of Asses —     Feast of Asses     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Feast of Asses     The celebration of the Festum Asinorum in medieval and ecclesiastical circles was a pastime in which all, from the dignitaries in the upper stalls of the sanctuary to the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of Fools — • A celebration marked by much license and buffoonery, which in many parts of Europe, and particularly in France, during the later middle ages took place every year on or about the feast of the Circumcision (1 Jan.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of the Ass — The Feast of the Ass (Latin: Festum Asinorum or asinaria festa , French: Fête de l âne ) was a medieval, Christian feast observed on January 14th, celebrating the Flight into Egypt. It was celebrated primarily in France, as a by product of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Feast of Fools — The Feast of Fools, known also as the festum fatuorum , festum stultorum , festum hypodiaconorum , or fête des fous , are the varying names given to popular medieval festivals regularly celebrated by the clergy and laity from the fifth century… …   Wikipedia

  • feast of fools — Usage: usually capitalized both Fs Etymology: translation of Medieval Latin festum stultorum : a medieval burlesque festival held especially in France usually on the feast of the Circumcision (January l), a prominent feature being mummeries such… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asses, Feast of — • The feast dates from the eleventh century, though the source which suggested it is much older Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Feast of Fools — A custom of the 10c and later following the Feast of the Nativity. On the *triduum, or three days, following the Nativity, minor clergy and others were permitted to undertake divine service, with the exception of the mass. On St Stephen s Day (26 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Boy bishop — was a name given to a custom very widespread in the Middle Ages, whereby a boy was chosen, for example among cathedral choristers, to parody the real Bishop, commonly on the feast of Holy Innocents. This custom was linked with others, such as… …   Wikipedia

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  • Beauvais — French commune nomcommune=Beauvais Beauvais Cathedral région=Picardie département=Oise ( préfecture ) arrondissement=Beauvais canton=Chief town of 3 cantons (9 communes, 61,734 inhabitants)|insee=60057 cp=60000 maire=Caroline Cayeux mandat=2001… …   Wikipedia

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