Something About Germany: Good Friday Ban for dancing and music

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

During the Easter Weekend, which started from Maundy Thursday, 12 out of 16 states of Germany has a ban for dancing beginning Good Friday to Easter Saturday, particularly Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in the south. 

In Berlin, a dance ban is in effect from 4am – 9pm of Good Friday.


Such bans across the 12 states of Germany provide a religious observance during the period. It has been a practice across religious circles who observe the days of mourning for Jesus’ death, and are considered “holidays of silence”.


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