50 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Amish

Boring Wedding Night

Hyper Habitat

In a modern-day society, it is expected that on the night of one’s big day, the newlyweds retire for a romantic evening, but for the Amish, things are done quite differently. There are far more interesting things to do on their wedding night, and lovemaking is not one of them. As if their weddings are not uneventful enough, it is expected that Amish newlyweds spend their wedding night at the bride’s parent’s house chatting until the following day. If you are family oriented and plan on keeping it really simple, this Amish tradition is essential for maintaining a good foundation.

Dolls Are Left Faceless

Wikipedia

It is customary for children to play with dolls and Amish children are no exception to this leisure activity. However, there is one evident distinction; unlike dolls around the world, most Amish dolls are left faceless. For the Amish, everyone is equal in the eyes of God and having faces on the dolls would violate their religious customs. After all, vanity and pride are sinful. This difference of no facial features for the dolls is strictly religious and good business for the makers of Amish dolls. There are less Barbie trimmed noses and intricately designed facial structures to produce.

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