The count down has begun for the burqa in Denmark.

The count down has begun for the burqa in Denmark.

As of August 1st, 2018, head coverings will be banned in Danish public spaces.

Joining Latvia, Belgium, Austria, and Swiss Ticino no burqas, niqabs, masks, or hoods that cover the face will be allowed after the Danish Parliament voted 75 to 30 last month to ban them.

According to Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen the new ban is a matter of respect as covering one’s face is, “Incompatible with the values in Danish society.”

Punishments for breaking the ban will include fines on a progressive scale; however, there is a cold weather loophole that states head coverings are allowed if worn to keep warm.

Not Just Burqa Bans

Denmark courts bans.

Denmark courts bans.

Also up on Denmark’s chopping block are circumcisions.

After receiving the standard 50,000 signatures on a Danish petition, the matter is now open for discussion for the Parliament.

Signers of the petition hope that the current law banning female circumcisions will be expanded to include males.

Now which part of hygge is that?