In Germany, it is illegal to dance on Good Friday!
On Good Friday, which sees the start of the Easter weekend, it is illegal to dance in public in the majority of states in Germany.
Even Europe’s clubbing capital, Berlin, becomes a dance-free zone out of respect for the religious day.
In Baden-Württemberg, music is allowed to be played but dancing is not allowed, whilst in Bavaria, if you are caught playing music of any kind in a bar, you could be fined up to 10,000 euros.
So why the boogie ban, Germany?
The thinking behind this ban is out of respect for Christians, whom mourn the death of Jesus on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and in Germany these days are considered to be holidays of silence.