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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Fools, Feast of
A festival of wild mirth in the Middle Ages, held on 1st January, in which the Ass of Scripture celebrity played a chief part, and in which many of the rites and ceremonies of the Church were travestied.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fools, Feast of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fools-feast-of.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.