8 “odd” taboos in countries around the world
Eat Cookies on Christmas Day (United Kingdom)
In 1644, the politician Oliver Cromwell banned the celebration of Christmas because he considered it immoral. This law is followed by a series of strange bans such as the ban on eating cakes or cookies at Christmas. In terms of legislation, there is currently no decree to repeal Cromwell’s aforementioned law, so eating cookies on Christmas Day is still a taboo, just no one really cares about this law. .
Touch the Whale (United Kingdom)
All whales, dolphins and other marine mammals within a 3-mile radius around the UK are considered property of the Queen. So touching them is an offence.
Kissing at the train station (France)
This law was introduced in 1910 in France in the context of train delays due to couples not wanting to part. To put an end to this situation, authorities have enacted a law banning kissing at the station platform, but still allowing couples in certain areas to express their affection.
Feeding pigeons (Italy)
In Venice, Italy, feeding pigeons is against the law and carries an administrative fine. This law was enacted to prevent food and birds from contaminating beautiful statues and monuments.
Coins only (Canada)
In Canada, you cannot buy an item worth more than 10 USD and only pay with coins because it is against the law. This law has been in effect since 1985.
Forgot wife’s birthday (Samoa)
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Forgetting a wife’s birthday is a crime in Samoa – an independent country in the Pacific Islands, known for many unusual laws. If the husbands here forget their wife’s birthday, they will have to pay a monetary penalty and the money is then sent to the wives.
Revealing Tattoos (Japan)
Most Japanese don’t have tattoos and are still a bit wary of those who get one because it used to be a symbol of criminal gangs. Although there is no official law prohibiting tattooing, some public spaces such as hotels, gyms, bathrooms or hot springs still do not accept customers with visible tattoos.
Step on Money (Thailand)
When coming to Thailand, tourists should pay attention to their feet because stepping on the country’s banknotes is an illegal act.
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