ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

Feast of Fools

Today I’ve put the jester, the puppet that symbolized the “Feast of Fools” in the workshop about the Twelve Days, under the Christmas tree. While doing that I realized that the jester, which is being sold during Christmas time as decoration, not only stems s from the Saturnalia, the feast of the Romans in which slaves become masters and masters become slaves, and the Boy-Bishop tradition in which a choir boy is bishop from December 6 to January 6, symbolizing a world upside down. The jester also signifies Christ: the foolishness of God who becomes human and his message of turning the other cheek.
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