Do Amish Celebrate Easter?

It’s common curiosity to compare our normal traditions to those of another culture, which is why we get asked this question often: Do Amish celebrate Easter? The short answer is yes, but their activities and traditions may be different than what your family is used to.

On Good Friday, you’ll find Amish families taking a day of rest. Many Amish will fast for part of the day and use the time for reflection. Saturday follows with a day full of preparation for Sunday, cleaning the house and starting meals.

On Sunday, the day begins like any other week at their church service, but a heavy message on the reason for Easter. When they return home, it’s a day of family gathering. You’ll find children hiding and hunting Easter eggs. Even though they don’t believe in the Easter bunny, they still have fun with the activity. Kids can also be found coloring boiled eggs to be eaten with dinner.

Many Amish also observe Easter Monday with another day of rest and reflection. On Tuesday, schedules will return to normal.

The 40th day from Easter is Ascension Day and you’ll find Amish taking another day of rest and even most of their businesses closed. To learn about Ascension Day, click here.

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LaGrange County and Shipshewana are home to the third-largest Amish community in the nation. This community’s simple way of life is the reason many people visit our area — to observe, learn about, pay tribute to, and purchase items from the Amish. Here are a few things to remember as you travel to our area …

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Succulents are very popular plants with their wonderful shapes and colors and they are drought tolerant to boot. I have found that not just any soil will make them happy. Ordinary potting soil holds too much moisture for these plants so I have taken to making my own mix. It is cheaper than purchasing commercially …

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