12 responses to The Amish and Halloween
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    Katie Troyer
    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 13:45)

    I like that Amish Man’s way of celebrating Halloween.

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 15:48)

    If a lot of them don’t want dolls with faces, I’m sure they wouldn’t put a face on a pumpkin! LOL I’m Catholic so it’s a day before a Holy Day for us (All Hallows Eve, before All Saints Day) but we still get candy, just no dark, spooky stuff. Now if I can just convince everyone else to not scare me I’ll have it made! :D I totally understand when people want to avoid it altogether though. I just don’t like when people say it’s because they’re “Christian”. I’m a Christian and we get candy, but we definitely don’t celebrate the “dark side”. I say let’s skip it and bring on the turkey – I’m ready for Thanksgiving!!

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 16:37)

    Wow, is that ever typical Amish humor… hehehe.


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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 18:31)

    I think for me it has been partly because I’m Mennonite that my family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, but it is also because it is my brother’s birthday! I totally get his joke. :)

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 18:57)

    Celebrating a birthday sounds like more fun than anything, especially since there is cake! LOL!

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 21:04)

    Ha, ha! That’s a good one, Indiana Amishman!

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 22:17)

    I am happy to report that for Halloween I decided to dress up Amish.

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    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2010 at 23:24)

    We were visiting Strasburg, PA three years ago and during that time, the annual town Halloween parade took place. We did see a young Amish family walk into town, pulling their children in a wagon to observe the parade. However, it was not ON Halloween but a couple of weeks prior.

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    The Amish and Halloween (November 1st, 2010 at 03:40)

    Cake and candles, great combination. Amish apple pie would suffice for me.

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    The Amish and Halloween (November 1st, 2010 at 16:34)

    Guys I just realized I missed a good question on this post–what kind of luck do English kids have trick-or-treating at Amish homes? ;)

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    Theresa H.
    The Amish and Halloween (October 31st, 2013 at 07:40)

    We have Amish friends in Middlefield, Ohio and I just found out a few weeks ago that their kids go trick-or-treating. I was shocked when I read the letter. The kids wanted to know what our children were going as this year, they had not decided yet. I thought I new everything about the Amish. Hope everyone has a great day!

    • Amish children trick-or-treating?

      Theresa, you’re the second person who has mentioned Amish kids in Geauga County trick or treating. Sharyn brought up the same on the post from two years ago. At the time I was surprised and not sure if that was accurate. If anyone has heard of something similar let us know:



      Well Erik … you should visit Mesopotamia , Ohio during trick or treat , you’ll find Amish kids trick or treating along side the “yankee” kids . It’s great ! The ones I have spoken to about Halloween know that it is “All Hallows Eve ” the night before All Saints day ,a Christian holiday .

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