Germany has long-standing law forbidding citizens from dancing on Easter

By Emily Drooby, Buzz60

Want to dance your troubles away before seeing your parents this Easter? Well, in some parts of Germany you can't legally do that because dancing during religious holidays is not allowed.

The ban became legal in 1919 and Germany's 16 separate states are allowed to decide how to enforce the ban.

Some are strict, like Bavaria, which has a 70-hour dancing ban starting at 2 am Thursday and going until Easter eve.

In Potsdam, people can be fined over $1,000 for getting their groove on.

Some places are more lenient, like Berlin, where they only have a dancing ban on Good Friday from dawn to dusk.

In fact, many people in this area ignore the ban completely. One of their hottest clubs is even throwing a massive Good Friday party.

Now, technically these states are supposed to revise their ban because Germany's Federal Court says it violates people's constitutional right to assemble. But many states have yet to make the change.

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