Friday, March 29, 2013

Some Protest German Ban on Good Friday Dancing

Today's Wall Street Journal reports on protests in Germany over "Tanzverbot"-- the ban in each of Germany's 16 states on organized dancing at clubs and discos on Good Friday.  Some state laws also ban dancing on several other religious days throughout the year, including Christmas Eve. In Frankfurt yesterday, some two dozen protesters rallied around the slogan: "I'll let you pray-- you let me dance." However supporters of the ban say it is a way of showing respect for Germany's Christian tradition.