Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Amish

Hi bloggers!  Do you know who the Amish are? I will explain.
The Amish community is a group of people who stay separate from the world, and have their own language. They live in various parts of the world, and are known for their simple living, plain dress and reluctance to adopt modern technology.
The Amish are baptized as adults, but before that they are given permission to explore life outside their community to decide if they want to be part of this community. This "ritual" is called Amish Rumspringa and it is held at the age of 16. Unlike what you see in the movies, these teenagers typically explore simple things like going to the cinema or using electronic devices. Very few have decided to leave the community.
Amish women do not have the same right as Amish men. They must first consider the Church, the community and the family. Women must still follow the rules of their fathers and when married they have to be submissive to their husbands.
Amish women wear their hair long, and have a cloth covering their head. They also wear clothes with long sleeves and long skirts. Jewelry and make-up is banned.

Education for children in Amish communities is in the schools created by the community. They offer an education until they are teenagers. From this age men learn a profession, but women receive home instruction.
Arantxa C. G.
4th ESO B

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