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.
Today I want to share the traditional facial hair of the Amish
Amish men stand out due to their dated outfits and facial hair. They mostly wear black suits and hats and tend to grow long beards. However, if you have a closer look, they don’t have mustaches.
Historically speaking, men who kept mustaches were making a fashion statement that indicated that they were wealthy. The men who also went to war also grew mustaches. Since Amish men do not identify themselves as wealthy or engage in war, they do not grow mustaches. However, after they get married, they grow their beards. The beards are considered to be a milestone in their manhood.