Mar. 12, 1796

Ordinance #8032, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “In view of the fact that this year, the Jewish Purim celebrations coincide with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, it is ordered: that in consideration of the dominant religion, whose days of grief and prayer must not be disturbed by other religious groups, the Jews shall be prohibited from engaging in their usual frolicking, which cannot be viewed to be an exercise of religion, including all music and dancing. However, they shall be free to have their customary Purim frivolities after March 27, while it remains self-evident that they still have to announce the same to police headquarters.” [Researcher’s note: In 1796, Easter Sunday fell on March 27.]
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Dritter Band von I – K (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume III, from I through K). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 130. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/1/2020