Strange Laws #2

Is it illegal to eat mBBLaw mince pieince pies on Christmas Day?

It has been claimed that the act of eating a mince pie on Christmas Day is illegal.

Festive celebrations, including mince pies and Christmas puddings, were reportedly banned in Oliver Cromwell’s England as part of efforts to tackle gluttony.

The ban did not survive when Charles II became king. In fact, the Law Commission says none of the 11 laws that remained on the statute books after Cromwell’s reign related to mince pies.