8 responses to How do the Amish celebrate Easter?
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    M.H.G.
    Comment on HOW DO AMISH CELEBRATE EASTER? (April 14th, 2017 at 10:49)

    HOW DO AMISH CELEBRATE EASTER?

    I enjoyed this Amish Easter article comparing holiday notes…
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    Hope to attend Easter Service this weekend…
    WE will get together with our family late Sunday
    afternoon for a Easter Celebration Feast too!
    (Boiling eggs & using beet juice to color, also)

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    Harry Troyer
    Comment on In-between church Sunday (April 14th, 2017 at 14:10)

    In-between church Sunday

    Since Amish hold church services every other Sunday, what di they do if Easter falls on the off Sunday

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    Amishgirl-Rebecca
    Comment on How do the Amish celebrate Easter? (April 15th, 2017 at 01:09)

    Typically it would be a day for family gatherings of grandparents, uncles, aunts,etc. whoever doesn’t have church will get together for a big meal and socializing. As a family growing up Dad would always read the Easter story for us and he and Mom hid the eggs (we colored the night before )for us to find.

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      Urs
      Comment on How do the Amish celebrate Easter? (April 15th, 2017 at 14:44)

      Sounds very similar what my family did in Switzerland at Easter, and still do here in Canada!

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on How do the Amish celebrate Easter? (April 15th, 2017 at 16:13)

    It’s always interesting to learn about differences in celebrations. Clearly the Amish are not much different than the rest of us (varying customs depending on the community).

    In my old Polish-American community in Chicago (growing up) we’d always pack a basket of special food to be blessed at our local church by the parish priest. Do the Amish do any such thing related to Easter “food”? Perhaps a special “grace” said before the main Easter meal? Just wondering.

    Alice Mary

    • Blessings and saying grace in the Amish church

      Hi Alice Mary, sorry responding a little late here, but I am familiar with the food blessing at Easter, it is common in places in Europe like Poland for instance. Generally Amish don’t have blessings of objects and people as a part of their faith expression, as is common in the Catholic faith.

      As for prayer, it is typically silent (with some exceptions as might be found in New Order churches for instance) so any special grace would only be known to the individual 🙂

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    FireDog
    Comment on Bright Colors (April 17th, 2017 at 07:04)

    Bright Colors

    Are the colors of the eggs bright? just curious as I always thought anything bright and colorful was shyed away from.

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      Comment on How do the Amish celebrate Easter? (April 20th, 2017 at 07:38)

      Bright things are not necessarily discouraged (Amish flower gardens would be pretty drab otherwise)…what you may be thinking of regards dress in some communities, which are going to have darker colors like navy and brown used for shirts and dresses. In some Amish communities though, quite bright colors are used for clothing, even yellows and pinks (though might be more common with younger people).

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