The Amish are a group of traditional Christians from Germany. Their language is Pennsylvania Dutch and German is a dialect. For many years, people have seen them as secluded communities living in their own world and creating reality, far from our current era.
The Amish strictly follow the teachings in Ordnung. Ordnung is the German word for “order”, which is a set of rules that govern the way of life of the Amish and Mennonites. These communities live simple lifestyles and are known for their simple dress and avoidance of modern technology.
Although the Amish people seem to be a peaceful group, you may not know some hidden facts about their culture. Let’s take a look at the Amish traditions that you won’t believe in.
Sharing today is one of the Amish traditions
You’d expect any population to adapt to changes and advancements, but the Amish follow a different road. They don’t use automobiles and mostly cycle or ride horses. If they need to do tasks that require the use of a car, like mechanized farming, they will hire a tractor. But they will hire a non-Amish individual to operate it.
They also do without TVs, radios, and other electronic gadgets. Most homes don’t have electricity, so it’s common to have lamps light their spaces when it gets dark. However, the Amish find solutions to live with some convenience and use generators and solar panels for electricity when they need it.