30 Most Ridiculous Laws From Ancient Times

You Couldn’t Celebrate Christmas In 1647

#11 You Couldn’t Celebrate Christmas In 1647

During the 17th century, the Puritans became a strong political party and enforced greater sanctity over Christian practices. As a result, it was in a constant battle with King Charles I, who, besides indulged in extravagance, had a catholic wife.

The friction between the Puritans and KingCharles I culminated into a civil war in the U.K. The Puritans passed a law in1642 forcing people to fast on Christmas, which then aggravated into a complete ban on celebration of Christmas since 1647.

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