The Amish Christian community was founded by a Swiss priest, Jakob Ammann in 1693. Most of the modern Amish (about 200 thousand) live in the USA and Canada.
The lifestyle of Amish is characterized by simplicity and religiosity. They refuse most of the benefits of civilization.
Children study in schools on the territory of the community until the age of 14.
The Amish look very different from modern people.
Boys wear wide-brimmed straw hats.
The girls are wearing a prayer cap.
Men never wear belts and ties; trousers are kept by suspenders.
The bride must make her own wedding dress.
After marriage, men grow beards, women stop cutting their hair.
The Amish categorically refuse the modern benefits of civilization, do not use electricity, and do not drive cars.
The Amish build their own houses.
Men make their own furniture and often sell it.
Amish homes are simple and modest.
The Amish sew their own clothes and everything they need.
Children are taught the craft from an early age.
Carefree childhood without gadgets.
Excess farmed Amish food is often sold.
Little boys learn how to handle a cart.
Girls take care of animals and play with dolls.
Amish children’s toys are exceptionally faceless. This is how kids learn that appearance don’t matter.
Young people are entertained by team games, where friendship always wins.
In the Amish community, children and the elderly are treated with great respect.
The Amish elderly is cared for by the entire community. Retirees live in nursing homes where they are helped and entertained.
The Amish categorically refuse to participate in all wars.
Family is the most important and precious thing in the life of the Amish.