Facts About the Amish

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Facts about the Amish

If you are among the many people who enjoyed television shows such as TLC’s Breaking Amish, and found yourself wanting to know more about these fascinating people and their communities as a result, you’re far from alone.

Many Americans living in standard modern communities are curious about the Amish way of life and fascinated by the ways in which it differs from their own. They also harbor a deep appreciation for the craftsmanship and care that goes into Amish products, such as traditional Amish furniture or Amish artisan foods.

However, not everyone knows where to start when it comes to learning more about the traditions behind such items.

The following infographic offers you a wonderful overview of what it means to be Amish and live in Amish country. Get an inside look at what it’s like to be a young Amish man or woman interested in dating or getting married.

See an in-a-nutshell timeline that tracks important events in the evolution of Amish culture. Find out more about what’s involved in familiar traditions like weddings, baptisms, and funerals.

Even learn about Rumspringa, the important coming-of-age period of a young Amish person’s life.

Written by Tom, a marketing specialist for an Amish furniture retailer. 

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