Feb. 27, 1807

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “As this year, the Jewish Carnival, or Purim, will coincide with Holy Week, specifically on March 24 and 25, i.e., Tuesday and Wednesday before Green Thursday, and the related music and dance-frivolities would be a detriment to the days of grief and prayer prescribed by the dominant Christian-Catholic religion, thus causing a public disturbance and unpleasant consequences; therefore, the Jewry is to be barred vehemently from engaging in this frivolity on March 24 and 25 during Holy Week, such that they may not have it until after the conclusion of Christian Easter holidays; whereas it should be self-understood that nevertheless, prior notice has to be given to the police headquarters in Prague, and in the country, to the town or county manager.”
Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1801 bis Ende 1825. Achter Band. (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1801 until the End of 1825. Volume VIII). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1829. Page 336. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/16/2020