Lukas Novy, a Czech “Pastafarian,” has legally won the right to wear a spaghetti strainer in his official government ID card photo, citing religious reasons, as a devout member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

What is Pastafarianism, you ask? According to their website, the satirical sect was formed by a bunch of peaceful pirate explorers with a penchant for beer, ruled by an invisible noodly monster who “boiled for your sins.”

Surprisingly, it’s not the first time a government has recognized Pastafarians’ sieve-donning habits as being as legitimate as any other religious practice.