Germans Defy Good-Friday Ban on Dancing

If you dance on Good Friday in Germany, you’re breaking a federal law. Dance halls and party organizers risk a $650 fine if they break the ban.

Not everyone is taking the Tanzverbot (dance prohibition) lying down. Quite the opposite. Year after year, crowds of secular Germans (and maybe a few fun-loving believers too) take to the streets on Good Friday to have impromptu dance parties out in public. Watch the video, and let’s bust some moves!