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Check out 10 countries in the world that banned Christmas (Photos)

Countries in the world that banned Christmas: There are still a number of countries in this world where Christians are forbidden from celebrating the day associated with the birth of Jesus. There has been an age long argument on the belief in birth of Christ as many countries endorse it while some do not. We’ve compiled some of those countries below. Check them out below:


  • 1. England

Oliver Cromwell overthrew the monarchy and oversaw the execution of King Charles I during the English Civil War, but for many the fiery Puritan leader is better known for banning mince pies.

Christmas and the celebration of saints’ days was discouraged – if not prohibited – in England between 1647 and 1660 as the country was ruled by a puritanical movement that considered the feast day ‘giving liberty to carnal and sensual delights’.

They mandated that shops had to remain open and cracked down on celebrations, leading to violent clashes on the streets of London and other cities. Life returned to normal after Cromwell’s death in 1658 and the Restoration two years later.



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