These countries where it’s illegal to dance

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Maria Sergeeva
November 1, 2017

Everybody dance now! After 91 Years, New York Will officially Let People party.
 
Even if you didn't know that if you have Danced at a New York City Bar, You’ve Broken the Law. Dancing was technically illegal in thousands of bars, clubs and restaurants in the city that never sleeps for fewer than 100 years.
 
Today, the Cabaret Law has been voted down, thanks to city's compaigners.
 
Nearly a century ago, the notorious law prevented legends like Billie Holiday and Ray Charles from performing and drew protest from Frank Sinatra and was forcing people go dancing in some extremely unsafe, unregulated environments.
 
New York was not the only city in the USA which officially banned dancing. Between 1985 and 2002, a Seattle, Washing law called the Teen Dance Ordinance enacted strict legal requirements for young people under the age of 21, effectively banning events that would feature them dancing.
 
Japan’s dance ban has been on the books since the 1940s, when nightclubs operating in the country’s postwar reality turned into hotbeds for prostitution. After petition with thousands of signatures in 2015, dancing is no longer banned in Japan.
 
In Germany and Switzerland, dancing on some holidays is banned by most state or canton governments. These occasions are certain Christian and secular holidays.
 
As far as the religion-related ban is concerned, in Islam, Salafist and Wahhabis consider dancing in general to be forbidden. Conservative Islamic and Orthodox Jewish traditions prohibit contact between men and women in public (especially those not married to each other), and thus in these societies men and women either dance separately or not at all.
 
So the next time when you plan to have a party while travelling check  it is not prohibited.

 

 

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