Feb. 15, 1799

Ordinance #4845, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Whereas this year, the Jewish feast of Purim falls exactly on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, March 21 and 22, and is therefore likely to disturb, by way of the festivities associated with it, the days of grief and prayer prescribed within the Christcatholic religion, thus causing a public disturbance; it follows that these frivolities will not be permitted any sooner than after the Christian Easter holidays.”
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 131. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2/2020