10 odd drinking by-laws from around the world

No Good Friday drinking (Ireland)

Many states, provinces and country’s have laws that prohibit the selling of alcohol on election days, largely due to former dodgy practices such as buying voters large quantities of beer on polling days in order to get them to vote for a particular candidate or other.

Religious feast days are often linked with abstinence of some sort or another. Over in Ireland the sale of alcohol on Good Friday was banned for 90 years until it was lifted this year.

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