Why do Amish not wear buttons?
Plainness is the governor of Amish clothing. Some groups are restricted to black and white while others allow muted colors. Buttons are frowned upon because of their potential for ostentation, and such things as Velcro and zippers are banned. Instead, clothes are fastened by pins or hook-and-eye closures.
Why do Amish have bowl cuts?
This might be called a bowl cut which is how many mothers cut their sons’ hair. This was how many boys in rural areas had their hair cut during the 19th century which is presumably why it became so common among the Amish. Amish men do not have mustaches, but they grow beards after they marry.
What is the difference between the Amish and the Mennonites?
Amish and Mennonites are Anabaptists – they practice adult baptism. Both of them live plain lives, but Mennonites allow for more mechanical devices (washers, tractors, telephones etc.) Also, Mennonites do sometimes go to college. I’ve known Mennonite women in nursing programs of study.
Do the Amish get cancer?
Overall cancer rates in the Amish are 60 percent of the age-adjusted rate for Ohio and 56 percent of the national rate. Tobacco-related cancers in Amish adults are 37 percent and non-tobacco-related cancers are 72 percent of the rate for Ohio adults.