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Facts About The Amish That You Should Know


  • They have a lower cancer rate than other demographics because they refrain from drinking and smoking and produce their own food which is free of any forms of pesticide or processing.
  • Couples are encouraged to “sleep” together without any sexual contact. A board is placed in the middle of the bed to avoid it.
  • Amish beliefs make them stay away from technology. They believe in keeping the earth as God created it.
  • Majority of Amish communities can speak atleast 3 languages.
  • They are forbidden from wearing any bright colors or jewelry.
  • Anybody who breaks any one of the numerous rules of the community is shunned and banned from the community. The only way for them to be unbanished is to beg, to die, or to be buried in the community after death.
  • Education ends at 8th grade. The males are to pick a trade to get into, and the females are to become housewives and groomed for the task.
  • The Amish initially descended to America from the Switzerland in the 18th century.
  • They are anti- violence and are pacifists.

 

Facts About The Amish That You Should Know

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