10 Weird Things Prohibited Around the World

We rarely learn much about the laws of the countries we visit as tourists, yet sometimes having knowledge of this kind may prevent unpleasant eventualities. In addition, some of these laws are so unusual we struggle to actually believe them.

We at Bright Side found 10 of the most extraordinary things people in various countries aren’t allowed to do according to the law.

It’s prohibited to eat biscuits on Christmas Day

The United Kingdom

In 1644, Oliver Cromwell prohibited celebrating Christmas because he considered it immoral. Many attributes of the holiday were officially banned, including sweet buns and biscuits, but only on Christmas Day.

10 Weird Things Prohibited Around the World

It’s curious that there hasn’t been a decree to abolish Cromwell’s law, so every Englishman technically commits a crime when eating a biscuit on Christmas Day — it’s just that nobody cares.