We rarely learn much about the laws of the countries we visit as tourists, but sometimes having this kind of knowledge can prevent unpleasant eventualities. Also, some of these laws are so unusual that we find it hard to really believe them.
We found 9 of the most extraordinary things that people in many countries cannot do under the law.
9. It is forbidden to eat cookies on Christmas Day (UK)
in 1644 Oliver Cromwell banned the celebration of Christmas as immoral. Many holiday attributes, including sweet rolls and cookies, have been officially banned, but only on Christmas Day.
It is curious that there is no decree that repeals Cromwell’s Law, so technically every Englishman commits a crime by eating a biscuit on Christmas day, it is that nobody cares.
8. You can’t touch the whales (UK)
Here’s another weird UK law: All whales, dolphins and other marine mammals within a 3-mile radius of the UK are considered the Queen’s property and touching is prohibited. Try not to do this.
7. You can’t rescue the drowning (China)
The mysterious mind of the East could not have left China’s laws intact. One says that rescuing drowning people is illegal.
East law it is related to Eastern philosophy, which states that interfering with a person’s destiny is immoral.
However, skeptics think that the Chinese authorities are only trying to control the population with this regulation.
6. It is illegal to kiss in train stations (France)
This law is valid both in France and in some stations in the United Kingdom: lovers are prohibited from kissing in train stations.
It first appeared in France in 1910, when couples who didn’t want to be apart often delayed trains.
As a result, the authorities banned kissing on the platforms, but still created special “kissing zones” where lovers can have a tender moment.
5. It is against the law to feed pigeons (Italy)
Although it is perfectly normal to feed a pigeon a piece of bread, in Venice it is an illegal act punishable by a fine. This law was enacted to prevent birds from dirtying beautiful statues and architectural monuments.
4. Kinder Surprise Forbidden (USA)
The famous chocolate eggs have been banned in the United States since the day they appeared. The reason for this is that, according to US law, it is forbidden to put toys in the food for fear that children will choke on the small parts.
In 2013, America finally saw Kinders on its store shelves. The authorities allowed the sale of the eggs on the condition that they be large toys made from one piece.
3. Cannot pay with change only (Canada)
In Canada, you can’t just open your old coin bank and buy something with its contents. A law that came into force in 1985 prohibits payment in coins only if the purchase price exceeds C$10.
2. It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday (Samoa)
Samoa is an independent Pacific island state famous for its unusual laws. One says that the husband should not forget his wife’s birthday.
yes that still happensthe court will make the man pay a fine that will go directly to his wife.
1. Do not show your tattoos (Japan)
Most Japanese people do not have tattoos and, even today, they continue to be stigmatized in society due to their association with criminal groups, such as the Yakuza.
There is no law against tattoos, but many hotels, gyms, public baths, or onsen (hot springs) may not allow customers with visible tattoos.